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EDWAKD III. 

VOL. XII. 
A.D. 1364— 1368. 



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1910. 



CONTENTS. 



Page 
Preface - . . - . v 

Corrigenda ----- vii 

Calendar . - . . . l 

General Index .... 505 



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PEEFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I to 
that of Edward IV, the object and character ot which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II (a.d. 1307—1313). The 
text has been prepared, with the sanction of the 
lyords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by 
Mr. W. H. B. Bird, B.A., and the Index has been 
compiled by Mr. C. T. Flower, M.A., of this office. 

H. C. MAXWEIyly IvYTE. 
PubHc Record Office, 
May, 1910. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



p. 240, 1. 3, f(yr Kynerdale rectd Kyuerdale. 
p. 249, 1. 33, for Kjmerdale read Kyuerdale. 



CORRIGENDA TO VOLUME XL 

pp. 358, 453, for liancant read Lancaut. 



INDEX. 



p. 653, insert Harpson, Herberdeston [in Portskewet, co. Mon- 
mouth], 479. 

p. 657, Tit. Herberdeston. For Herbertstown read Harpson. 

p. 657, dele Herbertstown, Herberdeston [? in Crumlin, co. Mon- 
mouth], 479. 

p. 674, dele Lancant. See Llanganten. 

p. 675, insert Lancaut in the march of Wales [co. Gloucester], 
advowson of, 358, 453. 

p. 681, dele Llanganten, ? Lancant in the march of Wales [co. 
Brecon], advowson of, 358, 453. 



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CALENDAE 



OF 



CLOSE EOLLS. 



:38 EDWAKD III. 



1364. Membrane 33. 

Jan. 29. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Norffolk and Suffolk. 
Westminster. Order to cause John de Playce, son and heir of Ricliard de Playce 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of his father taken into the 
king's hand by his death ; as the said John has proved his age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and respited his 
homage until the quinzaine of the Purification next. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to William de Otteford escheator in 
Cambridgeshire . 

Feb. 22. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Roger le Forster, son of Roger Forster, all lands taken into the 
king's hand by his said father's death, together with the issues thereof 
taken from 6 February in the 35th year of the reign, if not yet delivered 
to him ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by Thomas Saundres of Neubold late escheator, that Roger 
Forster at his death held in his demesne as of fee 17 acres of land in 
Maurdyn in chief by the service of holding the cord to measure the 
castle when the king would build any new castle in the march of Wales, 
and divers other lands of others than the king, and that Roger the son 
is his next heir and of full age on the day above mentioned, the king 
took his homage and fealty, and ordered the late escheator to take 
security for payment of his relief, and cause him to have seisin of the 
lands taken into the king's hand as aforesaid. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Somerset for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 
Westminster, directing him of the issues of the county to pay to the abbot of 
Glastonbury and his successors 10 marks every year, taking his 
acquittance for every payment, according to the king's letters patent 
granting of his favour to the said abbot and to his successors so to 
have that sum every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
during the life of William la Zouclie a monk of that house. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Thomas Dautre the king's Serjeant at arms, to stay their 

demand made by siimmons of the exchequer upon the said Thomas 

for 405. to the king's use or to render account of the same, discharging 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13C4. Membrane 33 — cont. 

him thereof ; as he has shewn that he [had] 405. at the receipt of the 
exchequer as a prest upon his wages and expenses for going on the 
king's service to divers nobles toward tlie western parts with divers 
letters of the king's privy seal, and that though he spent that sum 
and more on his journey, the treasurer and barons are demanding the 
same of him and for that reason distraining him, wherefore he has 
prayed for remedy. By C. 

Feb. 1. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Richard Pompy, to view a tally made between John de 
Lincoln, receiver of John de Wesenham to whom the king committed 
the keeping of the temporalities of the bishopric of Ely, and the said 
Richard, witnessing the payment and receipt of 365. \0d., to call the 
said John de Wesenham and John de Lincoln before them, and if by 
their acknowledgment, by inquisition or otherwise they may be assured 
that Richard paid the said sum as aforesaid to the king's use, to stay 
their demand made upon him for the same by summons of the 
exchequer and discharge him thereof, charging the said John and 
John therewith, and respiting the said demand until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas in order that Richard may in the mean time sue for his 
discharge if he shall think fit ; as the said Richard has shewn the 
king that he was bound to brother Thomas late bishop of Ely in 
36.9. \0d. arrears of his account for the time he was reeve of the said 
bishop's manor of Hertherst, that after the temporalities, goods and 
chattels of the said bishop and the debts due to him were taken into 
the king's hand for certain felonies and trespasses whereof the said 
bishop was indicted, wherefore the said Richard was distrained to pay 
that money to the king, that by colour thereof he paid the same to 
John de Lincoln as by the said tally may appear, and that now the same 
sum is demanded of him a second time as aforesaid. 



Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon Reynold fitz 
Urse, cardinal of the church of Rome and dean of St. Mary Salisbury, 
for 23Z. of divers forfeited issues, discharging him thereof ; as the king 
of his favour has pardoned the said cardinal that sum. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon the prior and 
convent of Bermondeseye for 201. I65. 9rZ., discharging them thereof ; 
as out of compassion for the estate of the said priory the king has 
pardoned them that sum, being the arrears of the 50L which the prior 
thereof lately granted the king of his priory for a subsidy, the said 
priory among other houses of the alien religions of the power of France 
in England being then in the king's hand by reason of the war with 
France, and to them [committed] on 16 June in the 14th year of the 
reign. 

Membrane 32. 

To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to deliver 
in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Hugh de Plescy tenant in chief 
the knights' fees and parts of fees following, which the king has assigned 
to her of those which the said Hugh held, and which by his death 
were taken into the king's hand, namely the sixth part of one knight's 
fee in Cornwell extended at I65. 8d., the fourth part of one knight's 



38 EDWARD TTT. 



1JU)4. Membrane 32 — cont. 

fee in Kurtlynton and Little Bcreford at 25.s., two knijflits' fees in 
Duklynton and Kurtlynton at 10/., the ?n<)i(>ty of one knight's U)g 

in Wygonton at 50is'., one knight's foe in Ardcle and Northbroke at 

1()0.«?., one kniglit's fee in SihiK'ford at lOO.s., one kniglit's fee in 

r51o(ihesdon at lOO.s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Cesterton at 

50,s"., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Crava and Banburgh at 
25s., and one ktiight's fee at Swerefoid extended at 10()<9. a year. 



Feb. 12. To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 

IVestiiiinstor. tlie king's hand and not to inteinieddle furtlior with two messuases 
and 22 acres of land of Richard de Salkild in Agillonby, delivering to the 
said Richard any issues thereof taken : as the king lately ordered 
the esc^heator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were taken into the king's hand by William de Nessefeld late escheator, 
and he returned that the late escheator delivered the same to hhn by 
indenture, alleging that they were in the king's hand by reason of 
trespasses committed by William son of Nicholas le Carter who held 
two messuages and 14 acres thereof of the king, and by Thomas Pesecod 
and Richard Pesecod who held the other 8 acres of the king by 
homage by reason of the fees which were of Andrew de Harcla late 
the king's enemy and rebel, in the king's hand by reason of the said 
Andrew's forfeiture, by aliening the same in fee to Richard de Salkild 
without the king's licence ; and in the parliament holden at 
Westminster in the first year of the reign it was ordered that no man 
should thenceforth be impeached by reason of the acquisition of lands 
held of the king as of honours. 

To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 
the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage 
and 8 acres of land of Richard son of Richard de Kirkelevyngton in 
Kirkelevyngton, delivering to the said Richard any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify the cause 
wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and 
he returned that he did not so take any lands of the said Richard, 
but that William de Nessefeld late escheator delivered to him by 
indenture a messuage and 8 acres of land in Kirkelevyngton 
alleging that they are in the king's hand by reason of a trespass of Alan 
Collan, tenant thereof in chief by homage by reason of the fees which 
were of Walter Corry late an adherent of the Scots the king's enemies 
and are in the king's hand by reason of Walter's forfeiture, by aliening 
the same in fee without the king's licence to Richard Dikson ; and 
in the parliament holden at Westminster in the first year of the reign 
it was ordei'ed that no man should thereafter be impeached by reason 
of the acquisition of lands held of the king as of honours. 

Feb. 10. To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to deliver 
Westminster, a messuage and the moiety of one carucate of land in Corkeby, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Adam Ai-mestrange, together 
with the issues thereof taken, to the next friend of the said Adam's 
heir to whom the heritage may not descend, to be kept to the 
said heir's use ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
William de Nessefeld late escheator, that Adam at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee whereby 
the wardship of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but 



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1364. - Membrane 32 — cont. 

held the premises in his demesne as of fee of the king as of the fees 
of the manor of Corkeby, which are in the king's hand by the 
forfeiture of Andrew de Harcla late his enemy and rebel, by the 
service of rendering lib. of cumin at Martinmas and 2d. a year for 
all services, and that John son of John Armestrange son of the 
said Adam is his next heir, and of the age of 8 years and upwards. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 
Westminster. 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 31. 

To the guardians of the temporalities of the bishopric of Bath and 
Wells. Order to cause what is due for Michaelmas term last of 54L 
which the late bishop of Bath and Wells in his life time rendered yearly 
for the manor of Cheddre and Congresbury co. Somerset, which is 
in the king's hand and in their keeping among other the said 
temporalities, to be delivered to Eustace de Dabrichecourt, and 
Elizabeth his wife who was wife of John earl of Kent tenant in chief, 
or to the attorney of the said Eustace, taking his acquittance ; as 
the king has lately assigned that yearly farm to the said Elizabeth in 
dower among other lands and rents of those which Mere of the said earl. 

To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in L-eland, 
or to his representative. Order, at the request of brother Thomas 
prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland the chancellor, 
to cause Henry de Leycestre to be set free from prison, where he is 
detained for certain contempts it is said, in order to serve the king 
in the chancery of Ireland. By K. 

[Feeder a.] 

To the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order, if assured that 
the clergy and commons of Ireland have granted a subsidy, as the king 
has learned, for expenses of the prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in Ireland and of certain others who lately came to the 
king in England to inform him touching the state of Ireland, to cause 
the said subsidy to be levied without delay and delivered to the said 
prior and others for their expenses, causing those who neglect to pay 
to be compelled, if need be. By K. and C. 

[Ibid]. 

To the mayors and aldermen of Calais. Order, upon the petition 
of Robert de Lincoln clerk and William Malwayn, executors of John 
Malwayn, to cause 24L to be paid to them or to William de Kelleseye 
and Thomas de Ikston their attorneys, that they may therewith 
make another pair of balances with the weights thereto pertaining, 
as commanded by the council ; as they have shewn that they, by 
order of the council, delivered to the mayors and aldermen to their 
use for weighing wool in the said town a pair of balances with weights 
appointed by the king made by the said John in his life time for 
weighing wool in the staple of Newcastle upon Tyne, and have prayed 
that they may be contented of the costs by the said John incurred 
in regard to repairing the same, which amount to 24?. as the king is 
credibly informed. 

To Walter de Dal by treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause 200?. 
to be delivered by indenture to the king's son Lionel duke of Clarence, 
or his treasurer, or to him whom he shall depute to bring to England 



38 EDWARD III. 



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1304. Membrane 31 — cont. 

the Countess of March Iiis daughter, her damsels and others of her 
household and servants who arc with her in Ireland, for expenses in 
bringing them to England. By K. 

[Focdcra.'\ 

March 12. To John do Tye escheator in Sussex. Order not to meddle 
Wostminstor. fui'MuM' \\ itli a mcssuage called Muchegrove and two carucates of land 
in Clophaiu taken into the king's hand by the death of Henry 
Fauconer, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by incpiisition, taken by the escheator, that Henry at his death 
held the premises for life of the gift of John Swyft. parson of Clopham 
and Richard Tomys parson of Sullyngton by fine levied in the king's 
court, with remainder to John son. of the said Henry and to Margaret 
his wife and to tlie heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held 
of another than the king. 

Membrane 30. 

March 10. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Croweshall with the appurtenances 
in Attcl burgh taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas 
Moigne knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of 
fee Avhereby the wardship of his lands ought at present to pertain to 
the king, but held the said manor in his demesne as of fee of another 
than the king. 

Feb. 20. To John de Bekyngton escheator in Somerset. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the lands of Gilbert de Edyngdon, which 
the said Gilbert held in his demesne as of fee of the heirs 
of John de Bello Campo tenant in chief, and which by his death 
were taken into the king's hand ; as Thomas son and heir of the said 
Gilbert, who held by knight service of the said heir, a minor in the king's 
wardship, has proved his age before the escheator, and the king lately 
granted to Queen Philippa the wardship of all the lands of the said 
John until the lawful age of the said heir, with the knights' fees thereto 
belonging. 

Feb. 18. To Elizabeth Mho was wife of Ralph de Middelneye. Writ de inten- 
Westminster. dendo, directing her to pay to Edmund Chelreye and Robert Cooke 
the arrears of a yearly rent of 18/. and one pair of gilded spurs or 25. 
as of the farm of the manor of Pourestoke from the death of the said 
Ralph, and to pay the same to them henceforward at the accustomed 
terms until the lawful age of the heir of William fitz Waryn of 
Whitynton and Amice his wife tenants in chief ; as lately by letters 
patent the king granted to Queen Philippa until the lawful age of their 
heir the wardship of all the lands of the said "\\'^illiam and Amice, 
which are in his hand by their death and by reason of the nonage of 
the said heir, with the issues from the time of their death ; and after the 
said queen by writing indented granted and sold the wardship and 
issues aforesaid to the said P]dmund and Robert, and on 2 July in the 
36th year of his reign the king by other letters patent confirmed her 
demise thereof ; and it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset after the death 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 30 — cont. 

of the said William, that at his death he held the said yearly rent 
to him and the heirs male of his body by the king's grant, to be 
taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions by the hands of the 
said Ralph as of the farm of the said manor, which the said Elizabeth 
and Ralph jointly held and the king commanded to be delivered to 
Elizabeth after the death of Ralph. 

April 5. To Hugh Fastolf collector of the customs in the port of Great 

Westminster. Jernemuth. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause all the waters 
called creeks {crykas) and the privy places in Norffolk and Suffolk and all 
other ports and waters therein to be so straitly guarded by men whom he 
trusts and for whom he will answer that no man may there pass out of the 
realm but [by] special licence by letters or writs of the king, which 
the king would have stayed by the said Hugh before such passage, 
and if any come there so to pass without licence to cause them to be taken 
and arrested with their goods, horses and harness, and detained under 
arrest until further order, certifying in chancery their names and 
the goods so arrested, and on behalf of the king to warn the guardians 
by him deputed in the said waters, creeks, ports and places under pain 
of forfeiture to keep diligent guard over the same ; as the king has 
learned that numbers of men, for lack of good guard of the passages 
there, contrary to the proclamation, have heretofore in the said creeks, 
etc. crossed the sea to foreign parts, and that certain persons whom 
the king would not have so to do are scheming secretly to cross 
thereby. By K. and C. 

Membrane 29. 

Feb. 3. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order 

Westminster, to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of the prior of Bernewell in Okyngton, delivering to the said 
prior any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said lands 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he signified that he so 
took 6 acres of land of the said prior there for that it was found by 
inquisition, before him taken, that without the king's licence the prior 
appropriated the same to him and his house after the statute of 
mortmain ; and after at the suit of the prior, alleging that Hugh 
Agace held that land of him by fealty and the service of rendering 
to him I2d. a year, and died without an heir, and that he as lord of 
the fee entered after Hugh's death as into his escheat, as lawful was, 
and not otherwise, and praying that the king's hand might be removed, 
the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the 
premises ; and by inquisition so made it is found that the said Hugh 
held the said land and died as aforesaid, that the prior entered after his 
death as into his escheat, namely on Monday after Midsummer in the 
23rd year of the reign, and that the prior kept the land in his hand 
for that cause and no other until the 24th year, when the escheator 
took the same into the king's hand. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand upon the prior and convent of Bermondeseye for 

201. 165. 9d. arrears of a subsidy {as above, p. 2.) By K. 

Jan. 26. To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to cause such 

Westminster, remuneration to be given of the treasury to the king's yeoman John 

de Ellerton, his Serjeant at arms, over and above his usual wages, 



38 EDWARD III. 



18{)1. Membrane 29 — cont. 

for liis oxpoiisos for (lie time \w abode by tlio kin;:;'s coniinaiid in 
his scrvi<!c at WV.stiuiiister in the hist parhainent, namely 10 weeks, 
as they may be assured that other Serjeants of liis rank then in that 
service had, and 5 marks for two horses whicih the said John al]ef:;os 
that he lost while he was in the king's service for arresting of ships for 
the passage of Kdward prince of Aquitainc and Wales to Oascony, if 
by testimony of Ral])h de Kestevene the king's clerk, appointed to pay 
the seamen of the said ships their wages, they shall fhid that it is so. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of th(; exchequer. Order, upon the 

Wostminstor. petition of John son of Henry son of Himon de Thyrnesco chaplain, 
to stay the execution of a writ for taking the goods and chattels of 
the said John into the king's hand by reason of an outlawry, restoring 
to him without delay any so taken ; as by the complaint of the said, 
chaplain it is shewn that, though he was not outlawed at any time 
by any ])roeess before the king, the treasurer and barons have 
commanded his goods and chattels to be seized into the king's hand 
for that by ignorance of the writer his name is in error inserted in the 
estreats sent to the exchequer of the names of persons outlawed before 
the king, and that by colour thereof the sherilf of Lincoln is troubling 
him unlaw fully, ^vherefore he has prayed the king for remedy ; and 
by certificate in chancery of Henry de Grene chief justice appointed to 
hold pleas before the king, herewith enclosed, it is found that, after 
search of the rolls and other memoranda before the king, no outlawry 
is found to have been published against the said John for that 
before the return of the writ of exigents against him he rendered 
himself to the Marshalsea prison and made fine \\ith the king for 
certain trespasses and oppressions presented against him, as appears 
by the rolls of fines of Easter term in the 24th year of the reign, and 
had a writ of supersedeas to the said sheriff. 

April 8. To the sheriff of Warrewyk for the time being. Order to cause the 

Westminster, arrears of I2d. a day of the issues of that county to be paid to John 
atte \^'ode, and the same sum to be paid him henceforward, as it used 
heretofore to be paid to Edmund de Hoggeshagh or to the said John, 
taking his acquittance; as on 12 March in the 35th year of the 
reign the king by letters patent granted to the said John that daily 
sum of the king's favour for his good service in abiding ever by the 
king's side, to be taken by the hands of the sheriff for the time being 
in the same manner as the said Edmund, who formerly had a grant 
thereof for his life by letters patent, given up in chancery and cancelled, 
and with the king's assent granted the same to tlie said John. 
Et erat patens. 

April 12. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further [with] certain tenements in Thornton in Lonesdale, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Mariota daughter of Robert 
son of Gregory de Burton, and by reason of the fees which were of 
William de Coucy in Yorkshire and are in the king's hand, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Mariota, who died on 3 December in the 
36th j^ear of the reign, at her death held the premises to herself and 
her heirs as of the manor of Coghill as of the fees aforesaid by knight 
service and by the service of \2d. a year, and that William de Burton 



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1364. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 



her cousin is her next heir and of full age ; and on 21 May in the 29th 
year of the reign the king granted the said manor to John de 
Coupland (now deceased) and Joan his wife (yet living) for the life of 
either of them, together with the knights' fees thereto belonging. 



Membrane 27.* 

April 18. To the sheriffs, mayors, baihffs, wardens of ports and other seaward 
Westminster, places, and other the king's ministers and lieges. Order, upon the petition 
of the burgesses of the town of Droghda on the side of Uriel, to suffer 
them without let to carry to parts over sea whither they will, according 
to the king's charter, wool, hides and other their merchandise 
cocketted and customed in Ireland when brought to any port of the 
realm ; as by colour of an order lately made by the king that all wool, hides 
and other merchandise to be taken to foreign parts from England, 
Ireland and Wales should be brought over to Calais and not elsewhere, 
the said burgesses are compelled to take their merchandise, namely 
old (veteros) cloths, wool, hides and other small wares unlike the 
merchandise of other lands, to the said town of Calais where they may 
hardly be sold at any value, nor may wine, iron, salt or other 
merchandise suitable for Ireland be found, and when the said burgesses 
and the merchants have there sold their goods at low price they have 
to make a new freight to England, Gascony and elsewhere to get goods 
suitable for Ireland, and so must pay two freights instead of one 
to their manifest impoverishment, wherefore they have prayed a remedy 
for their said town which is oppressed by various misfortunes ; and 
in consideration of the services of the said burgesses and their ancestors 
to the king and his forefathers, and especially for the defence of their 
town and the neighbouring parts not without cost and pains against 
attacks of the Irish and other the king's enemies, striving 
to invade the lands of the king and of his lieges in Ireland, and to rob 
and destroy his people there, willing to shew them favour that they may 
more peaceably mind their business and more safely keep their said 
town, and be the more bound so to do, by his said charter the king has 
granted to the said burgesses and to their successors that they, their 
heirs and successors, may carry over, as they used to do, old cloths, 
wool, hides and all other wares growing and arising in Ireland (corn 
in time forbidden excepted) to England, Gascony and elsewhere as 
they shall think fit, the said statute and order notwithstanding. 

Et erat patens. 

The citizens and merchants of the city of Waterford in Ireland have 
the like letters patent. 

[Feeder a. '] 

April 18. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to take the fealty 
Westminster, of Agnes late the wife of John Mautravers knight according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manors of Estmordon, Wodeton in Mersshwodevale, Loders, 
Fromewhitefeld, Lychet Mautravers, Langeton in Purbik and 
Phelpeston, two thirds of the manor of Upwymbourne, one virgate 
and one hide of land in Upwymbourne, two carucates of land, 10 acres 
of meadow and 10 acres of wood in Egreton and Wolcombe, 30 acres 
of meadow and 100 acres of pasture at la More, the advowsons of 

* Membrane 28 is blank. 



38 EDWARD III. 9 



13()4. Membrane 27 — cont. 

^^^)(let()n, Fromc, Lycliet, Laiigotoii aforesaid and of one medioty 
of Upwymbounio, takou into ilie king's hand by tlio death of her 
said husband, dcHvering to the said Agnes any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has k^irned by in(iuisi(ion, taken by the eseheator, tliat 
tlie said John at liis death liekl no hinds in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but liekl the preniises jointly with Agnes by fine 
k'vicd in the king's court with liis Hcence, and that the manor of 
Kstmordon is liekl in chief by the service of rendering yearly 8,s. at 
the exchequer by the hands of the sherifif, and the residue of others 
than the king. 

To Philip de Luttcleye cschcator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 
meddle further with the manors of Kyngestanleye, Wodechestre, 
Stonhouse and Shuvdyngton, one carucate of land, 12 acres of meadow 
and 1006'. of rent in Munchenhampton and the advowson of 
\\'odechestre taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
Mautravers knight, delivering to Agnes late his wife any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the eseheator, 
that the said John at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises jointly with the said 
Agnes of the gift of Robert de Sambourne chaplain, Henry de 
Tyngewyk chaplain and John de Coston chaplain by fine levied in the 
king's court with his licence, and that the manor of Kyngestanleye is 
held in chief by knight service, the residue of the premises of others 
than the king ; and the king has taken the fealty of Agnes. 

To John de Evesham eseheator in Wilts. Like order in regard to 
the manors of Sharnton, Codeford, Boyton and Gorton, a moiety of 
the manor of Stapelford and the advowson of Boyton ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the eseheator, that John Mautravers 
knight held the same jointly with Agnes late his wife, and that the 
manors of Sharnton and Godeford and the said moiety arc held in chief 
by knight service, the manors of Boyton and Gorton of others than the 
king ; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Agnes. 

To Philip de Luttcleye eseheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 
of Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers knight tenant in chief 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
assign her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the 
king's hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be 
enrolled in chancery. 

April 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Thomas de Brantyngham the king's clerk, treasurer of 
Galais, if assured by witness of Henry Lescrope controller of the said 
Thomas and by oath of Thomasthatthefacts therein stated are true, to 
cause him to have allowance in his account of the wine and honey 
spent and lost ; as he has shewn the king that one tun of corrupt 
wine in Galais castle, one pipe of honey in Hammes castle and one 
pipe of honey in Sandgate castle, which he took over from John 
de Middelton late keeper of the king's victuals there, are without 
fault of his spoiled and lost {aniissa in corisona), and that one pipe 
of Spanish wine in Galais castle and three pipes of honey in Gynes 
castle are spent in ullage and spoiled and lost. By G. 



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1364. Membrane 27 — cont. 

April 24. Order to the sheriflf of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas de Byntre, who is insufficiently qualified as the king 
has learned by credible witness, wherefore he has removed him from 
office. 

Membrane 26. 

May 7. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to take of Katherine 

Westminster, who was "v^ife of Ralph de Frenyngham knight tenant in chief an oath 

that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 

her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand 

by his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

April 26. Order to the sheriff of Wilts to elect two vcrdcrers in the forest 
Westminster, of Bradennc instead of Roger Warre and John Wybard, who are 
dead. 



Membrane 25. 

April 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of William de Shrosbury the king's clerk, late controller of 
the expenses of the household, to stay their demand upon him made by 
summons of the exchequer for payment of 26L 6.s. lllf?., discharging 
him thereof ; as the said William has shewn that he abode at London 
225 days upon arraying the account of William de Retford then treasurer 
of the household, and had no payment for his wages or expenses for 
that time, praying in recompense pardon of the sum aforesaid which 
is demanded of him for arrears of his account in the wardrobe 
touching his wages and gowns ; and for good service the king of his 
favour has pardoned him the same. By C. 

April 24. To Walter de Dalby the king's clerk, receiver of moneys for the wages 
Westminster, of men at arms, hobblers and archers appointed to abide in Ireland on 
the king's service for furtherance of the Avar. Order, of the king's 
monej^s reserved for the said war, by indenture between the receiver 
and Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland 
or the said duke's treasurer, to pay to the said duke or to his treasurer 
\3s. M. a day for the said duke's A>ages from 12 November in the 
36th year of the reign, on A\hich day the king advanced him to be 
duke, for so long as he has been in Ireland or shall there abide 
hereafter for furtherance of the weiT. By K. 

[FcBdcra.] 

April 15. To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Order 
Westminster, to pay to John de Watford the arrears of i^d. a day from 10 June last, 
and that sum henceforward during his life, taking his acquittance, 
according to the king's letters patent of the date above mentioned, 
granting the said John, for good service, 4^c?. a day of the issues of the 
said counties for life or until other order should be taken for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 24. 

April 6. To John Notte mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. 

Westminster. Order to cause dower to be assigned to John de Stokenbury and 

Idonea his wife, late the wife of John Jordan, of certain shops, 

tenements and rents in the said city whereof John Jordan was seised 



38 EDWARD III. 



11 



1304. Membrane 24 — cont. 

in his demesne as of fee on the day of his inarriaf^e and lonfr after, 
giving information of the assignment in eliancery under his seal 
that it may there be enrolled : as lately at the suit of the said John de 
Stokenbury and Idonea, praying for her dower of lands and rents in 
the said city which John Jordan held as aforesaid and gave to the 
king, the king by writ ordered the mayor to make inquisition touc^hing 
the premises, and by inquisition so made it is found that John Jordan 
\\hen he espoused the said Idonea and long after was seised in his 
demesne as of fee of a tenement in the lane of (St. Martin Orgar 
of the clear yearly value of 755. over and above reprises and rents 
resolute, a tenement in Puddynglane value 26s. Sd., a shop in 
lirugestrete value Ms., another shop in that street value 266'. Hd., 
a shop now ]\eld by John de Kiiton value IS.s-., and two tenements 
and six shops with \\harfage at Billingesgate value 191. 5s. Sd., and 
that the same are in the king's hand by his feoffment. 

April 14. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
Eltham. distrain Philip son and heir of Philip le Despenser tenant in chief 
for his homage, releasing any distraint made ; as the said Philip has 
done homage to the king for the lands of his said father. 

By p.s. [20293.] 

Membrane 23. 

May 3. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with certain tenements in Maydestan taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Ralph de Frenyngham knight, delivering to 
Katherine late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Ralph 
at his death held the premises jointly with the said Katherine of the 
gift of John de Frenyngham his father, and that they are held of others 
than the king. 

May 4. To John de Evesham escheator in Wilts. Order to take the fealty of 

Westminster. Juliana late the wife of John Mauduyt according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and not to meddle further with the manor of AW^rmenstre, 
a messuage, two carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres 
of wood and 100s. of rent in Westbury and the advowson of Westbury 
chapel taken into the king's hand by the death of the said John, deliver- 
ing to the said Juliana any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee., but held the 
premises jointly with Juliana by fine levied in the king's court with his 
licence, and that the same arc held in chief by knight service. 



May 10. To the collectors of the pett}'' custom in the port of Great Jernemuth 
Westminster, and in other ports and places in Norff oik, Suffolk and Essex, and to the 
searchers of forfeitures there or to their deputies. Order to deliver 
to Nicholas de Balston of Kyngeston upon Hull master thereof the 
ship called ' la Hilde ' of Hull with all her gear, two pockets of wool 
price 26s. 8d., 99 woolfells price 16s. 6d., and a load of brushwood 
price IBs. therein found, to make his advantage thereof ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken at his command by John de Sutton 
the elder, Robert de Naylynghurst and the sheriff of Essex, that the 
said ship lately laded with the said brushwood at Manytre co. Essex, 



12 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 23 — cont. 

while at sea sailing for the port of Kyngneston upon Hull, was arrested 
by Richard de Haverlond searcher of forfeitures deputed by the said 
collectors, for that among other goods therein found were the wool 
and woolfells aforesaid uncustomed, that without the knowledge of the 
said master the same were put there by Robert de Burton of Holdernesse 
and Nicholas Wymark of Rouclif co. York, and that the said Nicholas 
knew thereof one day before the arrest, and would have sailed with the 
same to his own country ; and for 101. by the said master paid, the 
king of his favour has restored to him the ship, gear and goods, 
though forfeit for the cause aforesaid. By bill of the treasurer. 

May 5. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealties of Margaret and Agnes daughters of Alexander de 
Somersham according to the form of a schedule enclosed, to make a 
partition in their presence, if they choose to attend, of 14 acres of land 
in Sutton taken into the king's hand by the said Alexander's death, 
and to cause them to have seisin of their respective purparties, sending 
the partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alexander at 
his death held the premises in chief by knight service, that the said 
Margaret and Agnes are his next heirs, Margaret aged 24 years and 
Agnes 22 years and upwards, and that the escheators for the time 
being have made answer for the issues and jirofits thereof since the 
death of Alexander, who died 14 February in the 25th year of 
reign, by reason of the nonage of the said heirs, being then within 
age ; and for 13s. 4rf. for their marriages paid by the said heirs, who 
were not married at their father's death, the king has since given 
them licence to marry whom they will, and has respited their homage 
until Michaelmas next. 

Membrane 22. 

June 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon John de 
Stodeye and John Pyel for the sums to them delivered by the sheriff s 
of London at the king's command of the goods and debts of Thomas 
de Notyngham and Bartholomew Chaungeour of London, and by them 
received, or for an account thereof, dischargiiig as Avell the mayor and 
sheriffs of London as the said John and John as well of 2,000Z. 
wherein the said Thomas and Bartholomew were bound to the king as 
of the sums so received to that amount ; as lately the king by writ 
ordered the said mayor and sheriffs to make inquisition what goods 
and chattels the said Thomas and Bartholomew had in that city and 
the suburbs at the time they became the king's debtors, and to cause 
the same to be seized into the king's hand and safe kept until the king 
should be contented of the said sum, for that Tliomas and Bartholomew 
were bound to him as aforesaid, and Thomas was dead, and 
Bartholomew eloigned himself from the said city ; and after, upon 
information that great number of debts are due to Thomas and 
Bartholomew \>y merchants and others of the said county [sic), and that 
certain merchants of the said city to whom Thomas and Bartliolomew 
were bound in divers debts have received more than their due, seeing 
that such debts and over payments ought to pertain to the king in 
part of the said sum, on 16th March in the 36th year of his reign the king 
by another writ ordered the said mayor and sheriffs to make inquisition 



38 EDWARD III. J. 3 



13G4. Membrane 22 — cont. 

\\\\^i (l(4)ts woro duo to Tliomas aiul Kaillioloniow in tlio said oily and 
by w hoin, wlio had rocoivrd more than llicir (hie sinci^ ThonuiH and 
liarllioloniew hooanio tho kin<i;'s debtors, w iiat snms and in what 
manner, to cause all such to come befoi-e the said mayor and sherifTs 
to answer touehin<;c the ])reinises, to h(\ir reasons on eitlier side, and 
if by (bie process befoie llu>ni it sliould b(> found that any such (U'bfs 
were due or over payments made, to cause the same to be levied of the 
d(^btors or icceivers then'of, and deliveied to the said John and John, 
mainpernors towards the king of Thomas and J3arthoIomew for the 
said sum, up to the amount of 2,000/., and the residue (if any) to bo 
safe kept until further order ; and now on behalf of John and John 
the king has learned that, though on 13 December in the 35th year 
of the reign they made to the king a recognisance for 2,000/. for tho 
said sum to to be paid them, and have paid the king that sum, the 
treasurer and barons are unlawfully distraining them, to render an 
account at the exchequer for the debts and sums so to be paid them 
by virtue of the said writ, wherefore they have prayed tho king for 
remedy ; and the king is assured by inspection of the rolls of chancery 
that the said John and John, who became mainpernors for Thomas 
and Bartholomew" for payment to the king of the 2,000/. wherein 
they were to him bound, on the date named made a recognisance 
for payment of that sum at set terms, and paid the same, by colour 
whereof their recognisance was cancelled ; and it is not lawful nor 
reasonable that John and Jolm, after payment thereof, should be 
charged toward the king with the sums which the king commanded 
the said mayor and sheriffs to deliver to them and which they received 
as aforesaid, nor that the king should have as well tho 2,000/. of the 
said mainpernors and also the goods and debts aforesaid to the said 
mainpernors delivered at his command, or anything thereof over and 
above the said sum. 

May 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of John de Eylesford, to suffer him to have and hold the 
m.anors of Boulewas and Isenbrugge together with the issues thereof 
from the time they were taken into the king's hand, according to 
his letters patent, staying any demand or distraint upon the said John 
made to the king's use for an account and for the said issues, and 
discharging him tliereof ; as at the suit of the said John praying for 
restitution of the said manors, which by process in the king's 
court against John son and heir of John do Boulewas and Thomas 
Cotes ^^•ere delivered to John de Burleye knight, Adam Esgar clerk, 
Richard de Frome and Thomas de Barre to hold as their freehold 
until contented of 1,000/., by reason of a recognisance for that sum 
made by John de Boulewas knight deceased to the said John de 
Burleye, Adam, Richard and Thomas, and they after demised the same 
to Parnell who was wife of the said John de Boulewas to hold in form 
aforesaid, and she granted her estate therein to the said John do 
Eylesford, and as the said manors, Avhich are held in chief, are taken into 
the king's hand by reason of an alienation tliereof made without 
the king's licence to Thomas de Cotes by the said John son of John do 
Boulewas, the king on 26 October in the 36th year of his reign, willing 
to deal generously with John de Eylesford by reason of his goop 
service, granted the said manors to him together with the issues afore- 
said to hold without rendering anything to the king from the time 



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1364. Membrane 22 — cont. 

they were so taken so long as they shall remain in his hand, saving to 
the king the fine which shall be made for the said trespass, which fine 
being made the king's will is that they shall be delivered to John de 
Eylesford to hold as he held them before they were taken into the 
king's hand. 

May 30. To the same. Order, upon the petition of John de Eylesford, to 
Westminster, stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer in the manors 
of Boulewas and Isenbrugge for payment of the relief of John son 
of John de Boulewas, while the same are in the king's hand and in 
the keeping of John de Eylesford, discharging him thereof ; as at 
the suit of John de Eylesford etc. (as above) ; and now John de 
Eylesford has informed the king that he is distrained therein for the 
relief of the said John son of John due by reason of the homage and 
fealty which he has performed to the king at the restitution to him 
of the manors and lands which John de Boulewas his father held in 
chief, and which by his deatli were taken into the king's hand ; and 
it is not lawful nor reasonable that such relief should be levied of the 
said manors while they are in the king's hand, though John de 
Eylesford has the keeping thereof by the king's grant. Proviso that 
the said relief be levied of other lands which were of John son of 
John on the day his homage was paid, and the fine aforesaid of the said 
manors when they shall be put out of tlie king's hands. 

April 30. To Robert de Pleseleye, Walter de Aldebury, Amaury de Shirland 
Westminster, and John de Blokeley appointed to hear and determine an account of 
Walter de Caumpeden, late receiver of the rents, issues and profits 
of the lands of the king's sons John then earl of Richemond now duke 
of Lancastre and Edmund of Langeleye now earl of Cantebrigge. of 
those rents, issues and profits and of all other sums of money, jewels, 
victuals and other things by him received as well for the household 
as for other needs of the king's said sons. Order to take of the said 
Walter an oath concerning all payments and expenses which they 
may be assured that he has made, over and above those controlled 
and witnessed by Robert de Herle, late steward of the said lands and 
overseer and controller of the payments and expenses of the households 
etc. of the king's said sons, to allow the same, and proceed to a final 
issue of the account aforesaid ; as the king lately commanded the 
said Robert de Herle to have in chancery all his rolls, controlments, 
evidences and memoranda for the time he was steward, overseer 
and controller, to be by the king delivered to Robert de Pleseleye 
and his fellows, and he delivered the same in chancery, and the king 
sent them under seal, commanding that the said Robert and his 
fellows should inspect and examine them and proceed further as the 
nature of the account requires, the absence of Robert de Herle 
notwithstanding ; and now the king has learned that certain payments 
made by the said Walter were not controlled, for that Robert de Herle 
was sent over to Brittany on the king's .service, [wherefore] they have 
deferred the audit of the said account. By K. and C. 

July 12. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland. 

Westminster. Order to restore to William de Morle or to his attorney the office of 

the marshalsea of Ireland, if it is in the king's hand and in the keeping 

of Thomas de Stafford for the cause hereinafter mentioned, suffering 

the said William by himself or his attorney to exercise the same as 



38 EDWARD III. 15 



13G4. Membrane 22 — cont. 

liorotoforc, the king's letters patent to the said Thomas notwith- 
statuliiiif ; as the kinoj lately eomtnitled to Thomas the said ofhce whicii 
is taken into the kinjjf's hand for t iiat no man abode thereui)on as it was 
said ; hnt the said \Villiam marshal of Ireland had deputed John do 
Naunton to keep the oHiec^ and to do what pertained tluTeto, and the 
said Joim abode continually in Ireland upon the ruling thereof until 
it was so taken, and died on his return to I^^ngland to prosceutc the 
business, as is witnessed ])efor(> tlu^ king, wherefore the king revokes tlio 
said letters patent, and has restored the ofhce to the said William, 

By C. 



Juh^ IS. To Nicholas de Louthc the king's clerk, receiver of the issues of his 

Westminster, lordships of J'onthieu and Montreuil. Order to cause 200 maiks 
a year for his wages and fees from 26 June last so long as he shall stand 
in that office to be paid to Nicholas de Lovayne, whom the king on 
that day by letters j)atent appointed steward of those lordships during 
pleasure, taking his acquittance for every payment. By K. 

June 13. To the sheriff of York. Order to survey the chapel, bridge and 
Westminster, gate of the fortalice of Haywra in the forest of Knaresburgli, and 
of the issues of his bailiwick to cause all defects therein to be repaired 
by view and testimony of the constable of Knaresburgh castle or of 
William de Nessefeld ; as the king has learned that such defects 
are many. By K. 

Membrane 21. 

May 5. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause 

Westminster. Nicholas son and heir of Isabel who was wife of George de Monboucher 
tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said mother taken 
into the king's hand by her death ; as the said Nicholas has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. 

To William de Frothele3^e escheator in Notinghamshire. Like 
order, as the said Nicholas has proved his age before Walter de Kelby. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 

April 8. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 

Westminster, the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland, and the barons of the 
exchequer there. Order to suffer Queen Philippa to have and hold 
freely without let, quit of a subsidy of their lands in Ireland granted 
by the lords of lands in Ireland dwelling in England, the lands 
which were of John de Carreu, John Darcy and John Fitz 
Wauter and every of them according to the king's grant, and 
to cause all issues and profits thereof taken from the deaths 
of the said tenants to be restored to her, the grant of the 
said subsidy notwithstanding ; as by divers letters patent the king 
has granted her the lordship of their lands, as well in England as in 
Ireland, which are in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the 
heirs, together with the issues thereof arising, until the lawful age of 
the said heirs ; and now the queen has informed the king that, by reason 
of the grant of the said subsidy for two years for furtherance of the 
war in Ireland and defence of their lands, all the said issues and profits 
of the said lands in her wardship have been levied, wherefore she has 
prayed for remedy. By K. 



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1364. Membrane 21 — cont. 

April 16. Order to the sheriff of Notingham to cause a verderer of the forest 
Westminster, of Shirewode to be elected instead of John Jace, who is dead. 

May 4. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas de Reresby knight, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 10. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Robert de Sancto Paulo, who is aged and infirm. 

May 29. Order to the sheriff of Berks to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John de Etton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 10. Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Bardulf, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 20. 

June 13. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire and the march 
Westminster, of Wales adjoining. Order to cause Leonard son and heir of John de 
Carreii knight, who held by knight service of the heir of Lawrence de 
Hastynges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken into 
the king's hand by his death ; as the said Leonard has proved his 
age before Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon, and the king has taken 
his fealty. 

To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to meddle 
further with divers manors and lands taken into the king's hand by 
the death of John de Carreu knight, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said John at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but held divers manors and lands of 
others than the king. 

May 6. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order, 

Westminster, upon the petition of James Dirkeson of Holand, to suffer him without 
let to buy in the realm woollen cloths to the value of the eels he has 
sold in the city of London, to lade the same in that port and take them 
to Holand after paying the customs due thereon, the proclamations 
and orders to the contrary not\nthstanding ; as he has shewn that he 
brought eels in great number from Holand to the said city and there 
sold them, and may not take his money to his own parts because of 
the prohibitions by the king made, wherefore he has prayed for 
licence to buy cloth ; and the king would cherish the friendship 
between himself and the men of Holand. By C. 

[Foedera.'] 

Membrane 19. 

June 1. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with the lands which Roger Lisle at his death 

held of the heir of Henry de Bello Monte tenant in chief, a minor in 

the king's wardship, and which by his death and by reason of the 

nonage of the said heir were taken into the king's hand, and are in his 



38 EDWARD III. 



17 



1864. Memhrnne 19 — cont. 

hand ; as John son and heir of the said Roger, who held of the said heir 
by knight service, has ])roved his age before the escheator, and on 
proof of the age of Henry son and iieir of the said Henry the king 
lately took his homage for the lands of his said father, and commanded 
livery thereof to be given him. 

June 6. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take of 

Westminstpr. Maigaret who was wife of Johii de Bruni\e, tenant by knight service 
of tlie king as of the lands which were of William do Karliolo late 
<an adherent of the Scots the king's enemies and are in the king's hand 
as an escheat by reason of his foifeiture, an oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence, and to cause dower to be assigned her 
of the lands which her said husband so held and which by his death are 
taken into the king's hand, in pre.scnce of John de ShelTeld knight to 
whom the king lias committed the wardship of two thirds thereof 
until the lawful age of the heir, if he choose to attend, sending the 
assigimient under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

April 24. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to restore 
Wcstniins(or. to the abbot of Kirkestall the lands of his abbey in Alwaldeley taken 
into the king's hand by William de Nessefeld late escheator, together 
\\'\i\\ the issues thereof, saving to the king the services and rents 
hereinafter mentioned, if by right due to him ; as the king lately 
ordered the late escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the 
said lands wqtq. so taken, and he certified that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that the late abbot held to him and his 
successors a messuage, four bovatcs of land and 4 acres of meadow 
in Alwaldeley (containing in all a messuage and four bovates of 
land) of John de Insula lord of the manor of Harewode by knight 
service and by the service of rendering to the said John and his heirs 
2d. a year to the fines of the king's wapentake of Shirak, that the said 
John held the same in service in chief as of the crown as parcel of his 
said manor by the service aforesaid, and in the king's time without 
his licence released those services to the abbot and his successors, 
by virtue whereof the abbot held the premises in chief as of the crown 
by the said services, that the abbey was after void by death and 
cession of divers abbots, and that the now abbot entered Avithout 
I)rocess of the king's court, not doing the services etc. Mhich pertain 
to the king in that behalf, wherefore he took the premises into the king's 
hand ; and the said cause being at the suit of the said abbot brought 
before the king and council and examined, it seems to the council that 
the premises were unlawfully so taken, for that in the said certificate 
no trespass is found in the acquisition thereof. 

May 30. To William de Frotheleye escheator in Notjmghamshire. Order to 
Westminster, eause Edmund Pirpount knight to have seisin of a messuage, two 
bovates of land and two acres of meadow in Barton held by John Hasty 
outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand for a year 
and a day, that they were held of the said Edmund and are yet in the 
king's hand, and that Philip de Lutteleye late escheator had the 
year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer for the same. 

Feb. 6. To William de Strete the king's butler or his representative in the 

Westminster, port of Suthampton. Order to cause one tun of wine of the king's 

E 2 



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1304. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 



right prise in that port for the present year to be delivered to the 
abbot and convent of Beaulieu Regis, according to a charter cf 
King Henry III giving to the said abbot and convent one such tun 
every year between Christmas and the Purification towards the 
celebration of masses in that church. 

May 29. To William Strete the king's butler. Order to cause 4 marks a pipe, 
Westminster, at which sum four pipes of wine were appraised by the council, to be 
levied of John Clerk, and three tuns of wine to be appraised and exposed 
for sale, and answer to be made to the king for the moneys thence 
arising ; as the said four pipes not gauged which the said John sold 
contrary to the statute, and the said three tuns likewise not gauged 
which Richard atte Dane ' bocher ' took from a ship wherein they 
were laded and lodged in a cellar of the said John at London contrary 
to the statute, it is said, are forfeit to the king. ' By C. 

Membrane 18. 

June 24. To William de Frotheleye escheator in Derbyshire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with a messuage and one carucate of land in 
Yeveley, one carucate of land and 20s. of rent in Holyngton, one 
carucate of land in Cromford and Steple, and the moiety of one 
carucate of land in Wyaston taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Hugh de Meignille knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Hugh at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the premises for life with reversion to Thomas 
his son, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

June 1. To Gilbert Talbot and Perina his wife. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the third part of the manor of Leye co. Gloucester, in their 
keeping by demise of Thomas de Cotes, to whom the king granted 
the keeping of all the lands of John Cofe an idiot in Westhide co. 
Hereford, Eggesworth, Leye and Lassynden co. Gloucester, taken 
into the king's hand by reason of John's idiocy, delivering wholly to 
Thomas Ralegh of Charles any issues thereof taken since 26 June 
in the 36th year of the reign ; as lately, on the finding of divers 
inquisitions, taken by Philip de Lutteleye escheator in the said counties, 
that a third part of the manors of Lassyden, Leye, Westbury and 
Eggesworth co. Gloucester and a third part of the fourth part of the 
manor of Westhide co. Hereford came to the king's hands by reason of 
the idiocy of the said John, who died while the same were in the king's 
hand, that the said Thomas de Ralegh cousin of the said John is his 
next heir and of full age, and that the said third parts are held of others 
than the king, on the day above mentioned the king ordered the said 
escheator to deliver the said third parts to Thomas de Ralegh. 



Membrane 17. 

June 8. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of John Waryn according to the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and to cause him to have seisin of 12 acres of land in St. Briavel, 
a messuage, 20 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Piryton, 
and a messuage, 20 acres of land and 5 acres of meadow in 
Rokhampton, taken into the king's hand by the death of William 
Waryn, saving to the king the issues thereof since William's death 



38 KDWARD TIT. 19 



13G4. Membrane 17 — cont. 

and tlic marriage of the heir if the same ouglit to pertain to the king ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the cscheator, that 
Wilham at his dcatli hekl in his demesne as of fee the said land in St. 
Briavel in chief by the service of keeping the king's castle of St. 
Briavel in time of war, and the residue of the premises of others than 
the king, that Guy de Bryen keeper of the said castle and of the forest 
of Dene entered and by colour of his office seized the premises 
immediately after William's death, who died on Monday after St. 
Barnabas in the 22nd year of the reign, and demised the wardship 
thereof to Walter Vaughan until the lawful age of William's heir, 
that the said Walter and his aasigtis have occupied the premises from 
the death of WilHam, taking the issues thereof, and that the said John 
son of William is his next heir and now of the age of 21 years and 
upwards ; and the king has respited his homage until Michaelmas. 

June 20. To John de Evesham escheator in Berkshire. Order to remove the 
Wostminator. king's hand and not to meddle further with three messuages, 
one mill, two carucates of land, GO acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture 
and 40^'?. of rent in Hanneye, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the 
cause wherefore the manor of Esthanneye of Thomas de Besyles 
knight and John Seymor was by him taken into the king's hand, and 
he returned that he learned by report of many that Alice who was wife 
of William Noioun at her death held the premises for life witli 
reversion to the heirs of the said William, and that the said William 
was a bastard and died without an heir, that he took the same into 
the king's hand supposing them to be held in chief for that no chief 
lord of the fee put in any claim to the lordship thereof, that after it 
was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that John 
Tyrel and Joan his wife recovered the premises of the said William 
by an assize of novel disseisin as the right of Joan, and by fine levied 
in the king's court gave them to Thomas de Besyles knight, Thomas 
Feteplace and John Seymore and to the heirs of John Seymore, that 
after the recovery William Noioun had no seisin or estate therein, 
and that the same are not held of the king ; and the king considers 
that cause insufficient. 

June 25. To John de Evesham escheator in Wilts. Order, of the issues of the 
Westminster, manor of Somerford Kaynes, to pay to the abbess of Caen the arrears 
of a rent of 205. and one purse price Id. from the death of Theobald 
de Mounteneye, who died on the Nativity of St. Mary in the 35th year 
of the reign, and to pay the same henceforth so long as the manor 
shall be in his keeping as it used heretofore to be paid, taking her 
acquittance ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that Theobald at his death held the said manor for life 
of the king's gift with reversion to the king and his heirs, and that 
a parcel of meadow and pasture thereto pertaining called Pillesmore 
is held of the said abbess, lady of Munchenehampton, by the service 
of the yearly payment aforesaid to be made at Munchenehampton 
on Michaelmas day in the forenoon. 

June 22. To John de Tye escheator in Surrey. Order to cause a messuage, 

Westminster. 100 acres of land, 4:h acres and the moiety of one rcod of meadow, 

100 acres of pasture, 76 acres of wood, 33s. 6|f?. of rent and a rent of 

16 hens and 40 eggs at Wodemersthorne, a messuage, 200 acres of 



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1364 Membrane 17 — cont. 

land and 16 acres of wood at Chepsted, one fulling mill at Kersalton 
and 5 acres of meadow at Nutfeld to be parted into two equal parts 
in the presence of John atte Lee steward of Queen Philippa, or of 
the said steward's attorney, and of Cicely de Bello Campo sister of 
John de Bello Campo of Somerset, if upon warning received thej'^ 
choose to attend, to cause the purparty of John Meryet son of 
John Meryet knight to be delivered to the said queen with the issues 
thereof from the death of Cicely de Beauchamp deceased, and to remove 
the king's hand from the other purparty falling to the said Cicely 
sister of John, delivering up any issues taken of that purparty, and 
sending the partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery as usual ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Cicely Beauchamp deceased at her death held no lands in that county 
in chief in her demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises 
for life of others than the king of the gift of the said John de Bello 
Campo, with reversion to the said John and his heirs, and that John 
de Bello Campo is dead, and the said John son of John his cousin, 
a minor in the king's wardship, and the said Cicely his sister of full age 
are his next heirs ; and the king has granted to the said queen the 
wardship of the purparty falling to the said John son of John of the 
lands Avhich were of the said Jolm de Bello Campo, in the king's hand 
by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said John son of John, 
with the reversions of lands held in dower or otherwise for life or 
for a term of years, to hold until the lawful age of John son of John. 

June 12. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with a toft and one bovate of land in Osgotby 
taken into the king's hand by the death of William de Ryghton ; as 
it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said AVilliam 
at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee of Robert son 
and heir of William Bard of Osgotby tenant in chief as of the honour 
of Albemarle, lately a minor in the king's wardship, by homage and the 
service of 2d. a year, and that William son of the said William is his 
next heir and of full age ; and on 16 January in the 31st year of his 
reign the king granted to Isabel his daughter all manner of wards, 
marriages, reliefs and other profits arising of the fees of Albemarle in 
England. 



June 10. To all and singular the king's sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers 
VVostininstor. and licges. Order to suffer William now bishop of Winchester and the 
men and tenants of his fees, when they shall come with their goods 
and property whatsoever within the bailiwicks or districts of the 
said sheriff's etc., to be quit of toll, murage, pavage, pontage, passage, 
payage, lastage, pesage, keyage, picage, terrage and all other customs 
according to charters of the king and his forefathers, releasing any 
distraint heretofore made upon them, and restoring anything taken, 
of them ; as among other liberties granted to the bishop of ^^■ inchester 
and his successors by charters of former kings was granted such 
quittance of toll, murage and pavage throughout the realm, and the 
king by charter has confirmed those charters, and has further granted 
that though the said bishop and his predecessors have not used the 
liberties therein contained, he and his successors shall be quit of the 
customs above rehearsed for all their property which they shall cause 
to be carried by land and by water. 
Et erat patens. \Fcedera.] 



38 EDWARD TTT. 



21 



l;JG4. Membrane 10. 

Jutio iJS. To RonjiM' do AVolfivtoii <>s('li(>ator in NoifTolk. Order to take of 
Wostmiiistor. I<]|i/abetli wlio was wife of \\'altcr Maunccl tenant in ciiief an oath 
that she will not marry without the kind's licence, and to assign her 
dower of the lands of h(>r said husband taken into the king's hand 
by his death, sending the assigiuncut under his s(!al to be enrolled 
in ehancerv as usual. 



July 8. To all and singular the king's justices, sherilTs, mayors, bailifTs, 

VVesttninstor. ministers ami lieges. Order to sutler the abbot of Fecamp), his proctors, 
his men and tenants of his land, manors and hundreds to use and 
enjoy the liberties and quittances granted them by charter of the king's 
forefathers, as they ought to do and used to do before the war with 
France ; as among other liberties and ({uittanees it was granted them 
to have the land of 8tanynges with its dependencies, the manor of 
Cliiltenham with its hundred, and the manor of Sloughtre with the 
hundred of Sa!enuiid)ury, and all laws, liberties, free customs, 
quittances, pleas, plaints and causes without disturbance or 
diminution of any secular or judicial ]K)wer as nuxtters pertaining 
to the lord's treasure, that the premises with their possessions, possessors 
and appurtenances should be free and quit of all custom of earthly 
servitude and of all domination and subjection to barons, princes 
and others, that the said abbot, the monks and their ministers should 
have royal liberty and custom and all their justice of all matters 
and business \\hicli should or might arise in the premises, and none 
should meddle therein but by them, and that any man contravening 
this grant should pay 100/. of gold to the lords' treasure ; and now 
on behalf of the abbot the king has learned that though he and hia 
predecessors and their pi'octors in England, from the time of that grant 
to the time when the lands of the abbey in England were taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the said war, were quit of amercements 
in whatsoever courts of England, and had all amercements of their 
men and tenants aforesaid in whatsoever court they were amerced, 
and they and the said men and tenants used to be quit of toll, passage, 
pontage, murage, picage, stallage and all other customs throughout 
the realm, the said abbot and his proctors are now hindered from 
having these liberties and quittances contrary to the said charters and 
not as before the said war. 
Et erat patens. 

July 12. To all and singular the king's sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers 
Westminster, and lieges, within liberties and without. Order to suffer the men 
and tenants of the manor of Clyve co. Norhampton, which is of the 
ancient demesne of the crown as appears by certificate sent into 
cliancery at the king's command by the treasurer and the chamberlains, 
to be quit of toll for their goods throughout the realm, according to 
the custom hitherto used in the realm in regard to men a.nd tenants 
of ancient demesne, releasing any distraint made for that cause. 
Et erat patens. 

July 12. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver to Hugh Carles the manor 
Westminster, of Albrigliton, if in the king's hand by reason of his outlawry and for no 
other cause, with the issues thereof taken from 10 October last, suffering 
him to hold the same quit from that date of 20s. a year wherewith the 
sheriff was charged, for the king would thereof discharge the sheriff 
at the exchequer from the said date ; as the treasurer and the barons 



22 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 16 — cont. 

of the exchequer have at the king's command certified that, by search 
of the rolls and ni<^moranda of the exchequer, it is found in a roll of 
fines, amercements and chattels forfeit of the 33rd year of the reign 
before Henry de Motelowe and Hugh de Aston late justices of 
assize and gaol delivery in divers counties, and justices assigned 
in Salop to hear and determine certain trespasses committed against 
Lewis de Cherleton and others in Salop, that the sheriff is charged with 
20i'?. the yearly value of the said manor over and above a farm of 201. a 
year rendered to Roger de la Warre by the said Hugh, who was outlawed 
on Thursday after the Purification that year as well at the suit of the 
king as of the said Lewis and others ; and on 10 October aforesaid 
the king by letters patent pardoned him that outlawry, pronounced 
against him for that he came not before the said justices to answer 
as well to the king as to the said Le\^'is, William de Charleton and 
Thomas de Bisshebury severally for contempts, trespasses and 
damages against them committed. 

July 12. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Westminster. Order not to meddle further with a messuage, 30 acres of land, 
2 acres of meadow and 2 acres of moor in Overburgate which came to 
the king's hands by death of John Reyson and by reason of the nonage 
of Thomas his son and heir, and are in the king's hand ; as it is 
found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John 
held the premises by knight service of the heir of William de Botriaux 
tenant in chief late a minor in the king's wardship, that the said 
Thomas died a minor in the king's wardship on Friday after the 
Purification in the 35th year of the reign, and that Eleanor wife of' 
John Pyke and Margery wife of John le Coke her sister are aunts and 
next heirs of the said John Reyson and of full age ; and on 
27 September in the 33rd year of the reign, on proof of the age of 
"William son and heir of William de Botriaux. his homage was taken, 
and the king commanded liverj^ to be given him of his said father's 
lands. 

June 26. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Roteland. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Gleston taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William W^ade, delivering to Margaret late his 
wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but held the said manor jointly A\ith the said Margaret, and that the 
same is held of another than the king. 

Membrane 15. 

June 28. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to 
Westminster, make inquisition whether Peter de Bolneye was outlawed, and if so 
when, for what cause, how and before what justices the outlawry was 
returned, whether the goods arrested by the escheator were of Thomas 
Redberd chaplain or of the said Peter, and touching other the 
circumstances, sending the inquisition to the king in chancery, and also 
this writ, and to cause the said goods and chattels so arrested to be 
delivered to the said Thomas by a mainprise, if he shall find 
mainpernors to answer at the exchequer for the 20s. at which the same 
are appraised in case they ought to pertain to the king as his forfeit ; 



38 KDWARl) ITT. 23 



1304. ' Membrane 15 — cont. 

as the king lately ordered the esciieator to certify in chancery the 
cause wherefore tlie j^ioods nor chattels of the said Thomas in Mychen 
were by him taken into the kinj^'s hand, and the value thereof, and 
he returned that he so took no goods nor chattels of Thomas, but divers 
goods and chattels of the said Peter, who was outlawed ten years ago, 
appraised at 20s. as he found by inquisition before him taken of his 
office ; atid now the said Thomas has informed the king that the said 
Peter never was outlawed, nor were the goods and chattels so arrested 
his at any time, but the proper goods of Thomas, praying that the same 
may be delivered to him. 

July 4. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire. Order not 

Westminster, to meddle further with a messuage and one virgate of land in 
Ledebury Foreyn and the moiety of one virgate of land in the same 
town, which John Damisele and Elizabeth late his wife held of the 
bishopric of Hereford, and which were taken into the king's hand 
by the death of the said Elizabeth and by reason of the vacancy of the 
bishopric, and are in his hand, delivering up any issues taken since her 
death of divers lands held of other lords ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John Damysel at 
his death held no lands in that county in chief, that he and Elizabeth 
held the premises jointly to them and their heirs, the said messuage 
and virgate of the bishop of Hereford by knight service, the said 
moiety of the said bishop by socage, and divers lands of divers other 
lords, that the said Elizabeth, who survived her said husband and 
held the said lands for life in form aforesaid, died 15 August in the 
35th year of the reign, the bishopric being then void and in the king's 
hand, that John son of the said John and Elizabeth is their next heir 
and of the age of 21 years and upwards, and that John Fitz Heir and 
Warin de Grendon occupied the said lands from the death of Elizabeth 
by reason of the nonage of the said heir, then within age, taking the 
issues and profits ; and the king has at another time taken the 
fealty of Lewis now bishop of Hereford, and restored to him the 
temporalities of the bishopric. 

Membrane 14. 

July 5. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

VVostrninster. not to meddle further with the town of Dodyngton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of William Dencourt, delivering to 
Milisent late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
b}^ inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the said town jointly with the said Milisent of another than 
the kinir. 



o" 



To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Like 
order with regard to the manor of Wouburn ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William Dencourt at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the said manor jointly with Milisent late his wife, to them 
and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same is held of another 
than the kins. 



o* 



July 13. To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. Writ of aid, 

Wo3tminstor. directing them under pain of forfeiture, to be aiding the coUestors 

of customs when required with all their power in making arrests 



24 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 14 — cont. 

of shipmasters, seamen and merchants who secretly depart without 
paying the customs upon their merchandise, and in otlier matters 
ali'ccting their office ; as the king has learned that some do so 
depart, at one time by day at another by night, ^ith their ships 
and merchandise therein, and the collectors perceive it, but are not 
sufficient to arrest them at tlicir departure from the port. By K. 

July \. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with 15 acres, 
of land in Dryedrayton, delivering to Gilbert Bernard and John 
Godyn chaplain any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause whei'efore the premises 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so 
took that land for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken 
of his office, that the master of St. John's House Cambridge without 
the king's licence appropriated the same to him and his house after 
the publication of the statute of mortmain ; and after at the suit 
of the said Gilbert and John, alleging that John Warde parson of 
Dryedrayton, Robert de Elles^^'orth, Stephen Aleyn and Stephen 
Do bat, tenants of the said land in their demesne as of fee, by charter 
gave the same to the said Gilbert and John Godyn, and that they by 
virtue of the gift were thereof seised, and continued their seisin until 
unlaAvfully put out by the escheator, without that that the said master 
or any of his predecessors had or claimed anything therein, and 
praying that the king's hand should be removed, the king ordered 
the escheator to make inquisition touching the circumstances ; and 
by inquisition so made it is found that the said Gilbert and John 
Godyn acquired the land to them and their heirs of the said John 
Warde and others who before held the same in fee, \\ithout that that 
any master of the said house had an estate therein, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 

July 18. To John Not mayor of the city of London a.nd escheator therein. 
Westminster. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further 
with two solars and the moiety of one shop which were of William 
de Tydynglombe citizen and poulterer of London in the parish of 
St. Mildred in the Poultry London, delivering to Adam Fraunceys 
citizen of London any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the mayor to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were taken into the king's hand by Stephen de Cavendissh late mayor 
and escheator, and he returned that the said late escheator so took 
the same, and they are in the king's hand, for that he found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that the said Adam, being 
sometime seised in his demesne as of fee of the moiety of one shop 
with two solars built over in the said parish, which are held of the 
king in free burgage as is all the city of London, demised the same 
to the said William and his assigns for life with reversion to the said 
Adam and his heirs, and that William demised his estate therein to 
John de Haukeden poulterer of London for the life of William, and 
for that the said John died without an heir in the life time of William ; 
and the said William is now dead, as is found by certificate of the 
escheator. 

July 10. To John atte Lee steward of the lands of Queen Philippa. Order 

Westminster, to cause a yearly rent of lOL of the manor of Stowe co. Norfolk, with 



38 EDWARD IIT 



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1304. 



July 4. 
Westniiastor. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 28. 

Easthamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

the arrccars thereof from the decath of John liarJcjlf of Wynnegeye 
tenant in cliief, to be paid henceforth to Robert Hardolf durin^jj the 
nona<^e of the said John Hai'dolf's heir ; as it is found by in({uisitions 
of the lands whieh were of Joim Hartlolf at his deatli, and by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of the said heir are in the king's hand, 
and in tlie wardship of the said (jueen of the king's grant, that John 
in his life time with the king's lieeuee granted the said rent of his said 
manor to the said Robert for life. 

To William de Otteford csohcator in Cambridgeshire. Order to take 
tlie fealty of Riehard son of Reynold de Wygenhale aecording to the 
form oi a seliedule enclosed, and to cause liini to have seisin of a 
messuage and 24 acres of land in Fordham taken into the king's hand 
by the death of William de Wygeidiale of Fordham ; as the king ha.s 
learned by incpiisition, taken by the esc^heator, that the said William 
at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee in chief by the 
service of the 40th part of one knight's fee, that the said Riehard 
cousin of William, a minor at ^\■illiam's death, is liis next heir and 
now of full age, and that by reason of his nonage answer was made 
by the cscheators for the time being for the issues of the premises 
from the death of William, who died 20 September in the 33rd year 
of the reign ; and the king has respited the homage of Riehard until 
Michaelmas next. 

Vacated because otherwise below. [See p. 37.] 

To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Salop. Order to take the 
fealty of John de Leynthale according to the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and to deliver to him, to hold by the courtesy of England, a messuage 
and the moiety of one virgate of land in Roughton within the manor 
of Worfeld, and the bailiwick of a moiety of the forestership of the 
forest of Morf, with the issues thereof taken since the death of Joan 
his wife, saving to the king the marriage of Katherine daughter of the 
said John and Joan ; as the king has karned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Joan at her death held the premises 
in Roughton in her demesne as of fee in chief by the service of keeping 
the bailiwick aforesaid for all service, that the said Katherine is her 
next heir and of the age of 4 years and upwards, and that the said 
premises and bailiwick ought to pertain to the said John for his life 
by reason of that issue. 

Membrane 13. 

To WiHiam Freman searcher of forfeitures at Calais. Order to 
cause a ship called ' la Peter ' of Lyverpole, and two sarplers of a\ ool 
containing by estimation lA sacks therein found, to be dearrested 
and delivered to John Balle the master, according to a writ under 
the great seal to him formerly addressed, a writ of privy seal to the 
contrary notwithstanding ; as the king lately ordered the searcher 
to certify the cause wherefore he arrested the said ship at Calais, and 
he signified that he so did for that on 18 June last the said wool was 
found therein not cocketted nor customed ; and after at the suit of 
the said master, alleging that the wool is cheap ' cogwolle ' and ' refus ' 
of Ireland, not cockettable according to the custom of Ireland, and 
that he paid in Ireland the custom there usually paid for the same, 
and praying that ship and wool sliould be dearrested, the king ordered 



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1364. Membrane 13 — cont. 

the inspector to dearrest and deliver them to him if assured that 
the premises are true by the oath of true men as well merchants as 
others of Ireland or of England who were at Calais ; and it is found by- 
inquisition, taken by the inspector in presence of John Frost and 
John Philipot constables of the staple of Calais, that the wool so arrested 
as forfeit is ' cogwolle ' and ' refus ' of Ireland, customable but not 
cockettable, and that the master faithfully paid his custom at Dublin 
for the same, but the inspector might not nor would deliver to the 
master ship nor wool until further order, as he has certified the king, 
for that by the said writ of privy seal the king commanded him to send 
the ship with all its gear to the port of Sandewich. 

By p.s. [26392.] 

July 18. To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Jernemuth, the king's 

WeBtrainster. controller and troner there. Order, upon the petition of Richard 
Haverlond merchant, to repair in person to the port of Ipswich with 
the weights and instruments for weighing of wool appointed in the port 
of Great Jernemuth, to cause 100 sacks of his wool now being there 
and in the neighbouring ports to be dulj'^ weighed, and when weighed, 
and the customs and subsidies due thereon paid in the port of Ipswich, 
to suffer him this time of the king's favour there to lade it, taking 
of him and the masters of ships wherein it shall be laded an oath 
that they will take the same to Calais and there and not elsewhere 
unlade and sell it, making thereof the king's letters indented under 
his cocket seal according to a command to them addressed at another 
time, and suffering the said Richard by himself or his servants to take 
it over to the said town, orders or commands to the contrary what- 
soever not\\ ithstanding ; as the said Richard has shewn that he has 
in the town of Ipswich and neighbouring parts 100 sacks of the wool 
of Robert earl of Suffolk and of Ralph de Hemenhale to take to Calais 
which if brought to the port of Great Jernemuth would be much 
damaged, and he would have to incur no small labour and cost about 
the carriage thereof to his ruin, praying licence in order to avoid 
such loss to lade the same in the port of Ipswich, after payment of 
the customs and subsidies due. By K. and C. 

Dec. 1. To the same. Like order ; as lately at the request of Robert earl 

Westminster, of Suffolk and Ralph de Hemenhale the king granted the above licence 
to Richard de Haverlond merchant, and now he has informed the king 
that of the 100 sacks of wool 45 have been laded and taken to Calais, 
and 55 yet remain to be taken over, praying for licence to lade those 
in the port of Ipswich. By C. 



Oct. 26. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to deliver certain tene- 

Westminster. ments at Walwyche taken into the king's hand by the death of John de 
NortliM'ode knight, together with the issues thereof taken since his 
death, to the next friend of the said John's heir to whom the heritage 
may not descend, to be kept to the said heir's use, but not to meddle 
further with divers other lands likewise so taken, delivering up any 
issues of these last taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee whereby the wardship of his 
lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but held the premises 
in Walwyche of the king as of his manor of Eltham in ' gavelkynde ' 



38 EDWARD IK. 27 



1304. Memhrane 13 — cont. 

by the service of rendering 305. a year at the king's said manor and doing 
suit at liis court of Ell ham every three weeks for all service, and divers 
oduM" hvnds of others than the king, .and that Joan dv Northwodc 
daughter of the said John is his next heir, and of tlie age of 8 years 
and upwards. 

Oct. 30. 'J\) Roger de Wolfreton esclieator in Suffolk. Order not to 

Westminstor. meddle further witli the manor of Hyntlesham taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Margery who was wife of William Pipard, 
delivering to ^^'arin de Insula and Margaret his wife any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the eschcator, 
that the said Margery at her death held no lands in that county in 
chief in lier demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court 
with his licence held the said manor for life as jointly cnfeofTcd with 
William sometime her husband, of the gift of Geoffrey Gilberd. to the 
said \^'illiam and Margery and the heirs male of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such heir male to Robert Fitz Elys now deceased 
and Margaret liis wife and to the heirs of their bodies, that William 
and Margery died without an heir male of their bodies, whereby the 
said manor by the form of the gift ought to remain to the said Margaret 
whom the said Warin has taken to wife, and that the said manor, 
one messuage therein excepted, is held by the service of one sparrow- 
hawk {nisi) or of 2s. yearly payable by the hands of the sheriff for all 
services, and the said messuage of others than the king ; and the king 
has taken the fealty of the said Warin. 

To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to meddle 
further with the manors of Cherlton, Northbovy, Longedon and Litel 
Toteneys taken into the king's hand by the death of Margery Pipard, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the esclieator, that the said Margery at her death 
held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but that 
she and William Pipard knight sometime her husband (likewise 
deceased) by fine levied in the king's court with his licence held the 
said manors to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder 
for lack of such heir male to the right heirs of the said William, and 
tliat the same are held of others than the kincr. 



'&• 



Membrane 12. 

July 12. To John dc Evesham esclieator in Wilts. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further \\ ith a messuage and tM o virgates of land in Fitelton and Combe, 
and a messuage and four virgates of land in Cotes by Bishops Canynges 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Richard atte Feld, 
delivering to Agnes late the wife of LaAvrence de Hastynges earl of 
Pembroke tenant in chief any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Richard at 
his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the premises for life of the gift of the said earl and of Agnes, 
that the same ought to revert to tlie said Agnes for her life for that 
she was thereof jointly enfeoffed with her said husband, and that 
they are held of another than the king. 

To \\'^illiam de Otteford escheator in Bukinghanxshire. Order to 
cause dower of the manor of Grendon to be assigned to Agnes who was 



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1304. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 



wife of Lawrence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, 
of whom the king has at another time taken an oath tliat she will not marry 
without his licence, in presence of the heir of the said earl if he choose 
to attend, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Theobald de Mountenay at his death held no lands in that county of 
the king nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but that the said earl, 
long after he espoused Agnes daughter of Roger de Mortuo Mari of 
Wyggemore, -with the king's licence gave the said manor, which is 
held in chief, to the said Theobald for life with reversion to John son 
and heir of the said Lawrence, a minor in the king's wardship. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Great Chelford which is 
held in chief ; as the king has lea^rned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that John de Grendon at his death held no lands in that 
county of the king nor of others in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but that the said late earl, long after he espoused the said Agnes, 
with the king's licence gave the said manor to the said John for life. 

July L To Ralph de Neville keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, 

Westminster, or to his i"epresentative in the forest of Shirewode. Order to deliver 
William Giles of Edenestowc, taken and imprisoned in the king's 
prison of Notyngham for a trespass of vert in the said forest whereof 
he is indicted, to twelve free and lawful men of that baili\\'ick in bail, 
if he shall find twelve such men who will mainpern to have him before 
the justices for pleas of the forest in Notynghamshire Avhen they shall 
come thither to stand to right concerning that trespass, and if he shall 
be replevisable according to the assize of the forest ; and to have the 
names of the twelve men there, and this writ. 

The like writ for Geoffrey Alaynson of Botheby and Hugh his son. 

Another writ for William Harald and John Harald. 

May 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon Nicholas 
de Tamworth knight and John Bele* for a second payment of 100/., 
discharging them, and charging Helmyngus Leget with that sum ; as 
on 23 January last the said Nicholas and John made a joint and 
several recognisance to the king for lOOL to be paid on the morrow 
of the Ascension, and the tenor thereof has been sent for execution 
to the treasurer and barons among other estreats of chancery, but the 
king has caused that recognisance to be cancelled for that the said 
John has paid that sum to the said Helmyngus receiver of the king's 
chamber, as appears by letters of privy seal addressed to tlie 
chancellor thereupon. By p.s. [26307.] 

July 5. To William de Frotheleye escheator in Notinghamshire and 

Westminster. Derbyshire. Order to take of Milisent who was wife of William 
Deyncourt tenant in chief an oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence, and to assign her dower of the lands of her said 
husband which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of his heir, in the presence of John de la Lee steward of 
Queen Philippa, or of the king's clerk Richard de Ravensere treasurer 

* In the warrant, John Fleccher otherwise Bele. 



38 EDWARD III. 29 



1304. Membrane 12 — cont. 

of t\\o said quocn, to A\honi the king has granted the wardsliip of two 
thirds of llioso lands uTilil Iho lawful age of the said heir, or in presence 
of the attorney of both or either of them, if they choose to attend, 
sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in cliancery. 

To Walter de Kelby escheat or in Lincolnshire. Like order to assign 
dower to the said ]Vlilisent, as the king has taken an oath of her by 
William de Froteleye. 

July 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon tlie 

Wostininster. petition of John de Hilton the king's clerk, to stay their demand 
upon liini made b}' summons of the exche(|uer for payment of 20/. 
or for an account of the same, discharging him thereof ; as his 
petition sliews that 20/. which by the king's command was paid him 
at the receipt of the exchequer for carriage of (500 bows, LOOO sheaves 
of arrows and 2,000 bowstrings from the city of London to Lythei-]^)ole 
eo. Lancastre, thence to be sent to Ireland for furnishing tliat land, 
is now current in demand against him at the exchequer, and the 
king's will is that lie shall have the sum so spent of the king's gift. 

By K. 

July 7. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Weshninst(M-. of John Walcys, who is dead. 

July 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of William de Hanley the king's clerk, to stay their demand 
upon him made by summons of the exchequer for payment of 10/. 
to the king's use, discharging him thereof ; as liis petition shews 
that 10/., which by the king's command he lately received at the receipt 
of the exchequer for his pains and expenses in going to the parts of 
Calais on the king's service for furtherance of his business there, is 
no\\' current in demand against him at the exchequer, and the king's 
will is that he shall have the sura so spent of the king's gift. 

By K. 

July 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of Adam de Seint Ive of London, to allow him 50/. at the 
exchequer in his farm of all exchanges of the king's and other moneys, 
gold and silver plate and broken silver, discharging him thereof ; as 
on 3 March in the 37th year of his reign the king by indenture demised 
to him to farm the said exchanges, to be held in his name by the said 
Adam and his deputies in all suitable places where he should please 
within the realm, the city of York excepted, from Easter then next 
to Michaelmas following and thenceforward for one whole year, 
rendering to the king 200/. a year ; and now petition is made on behalf 
of Adam for a remedy touching the abatement of his farm, as for 
divers causes the profit of the exchanges is so diminished that he may 
not answer for so much, and the king and council are assured that 
the premises are true. Proviso that the said Adam shall answer 
for the residue of his farm. By C. 

Aug. 12. To Roger de Wolfreton escheat or in Norfolk. Order to take of 

W^estminster. Eleanor who was wife of William de Inglesthorpe knight tenant in chief 

an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 



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Membrane 12 — cont. 



assign her dower of the lands which were of her said husband and 
are by his death taken into the king's hand, sending the assignment 
under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Aug. 18. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Hugh Burdy, who has no lands in that county whereof 

he may answer to the king and peoj)lo according to the statute. 

Aug. 7. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John de Bernham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Aug. 6. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Frekelton, who is aged and infirm. 

July 15. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Roger Gunneys, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Sept. 3. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 11. 

Order to the sheriff of Huntingdon to cause a coroner to be elected 
instead of William de Luton, who has been elected bailiff of the king's 
town of Huntyngdon. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Ireland. Order 
to pay of the treasury of Ireland to John Haukyn the king's Serjeant 
at arms, who is in the retinue of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's 
son and lieutenant in Ireland, such wages as other Serjeants at arms 
used heretofore to have in Ireland from the time he abode there on 
the king's service and so long as he shall there abide, taking his 
acquittance. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth, and the collectors of customs 
there. Order to suffer fishermen from Flanders and elsewhere over 
sea, who shall come \\ ithin the realm for taking herring of the present 
season and bringing them to Jernemuth fair, to take with them to their 
own parts or elsewhere M'ithout let at their will all the money they shall 
receive for the price of herrings brought thither and sold at the said 
fair, after paying the customs due thereupon, the proclamation to the 
contrary notwithstanding, although lately the king caused proclamation 
to be made throughout the realm forbidding any man under pain of 
forfeiture to take or cause to be taken out of the realm gold or silver 
in money or otherwise ; as willing to shew favour to the said fishermen, 
the king has given them licence under his protection to come within 
the realm and take at sea what herring they may, bring them to the 
fair, receive money in gold for what they shall sell, and take the same 
\vith them whither they \vill, as they shall deem for their best advan- 
tage. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 

[Fcedera.] 

To the sheriffs of London, the collectors of the petty custom 
and the searchers of forfeitures in that port. Like order to suffer 
fishermen from foreign parts, who shall bring eels and other fresh 
fish to the city of London for sale, to take with them to foreign parts 



38 EDWAKB III. 



31 



13G4. Membrane 11 — cont. 

without lot all nionoy of <:fold which thoy shall rocoivo for tho salo of 
such eels and lish by wiinoss of tlioso who shall liavo knf)wlcdgo of 
such sale, after paying tho customs due thereupon, the proclamation 
to the contrary notwithstanding. By K. and C. 

Et ernt jxttens. 

[Ibid.] 

Oct. 18. Tho like \yT\t patent to the mayor and bailiffa of Randewich and 

Dover. tho collectors in that port for the fishermen of Flanders and elsewhere, 

in regard to money of gold for herring and other fish brought to that 

town and there sold. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

Sept. 20. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with 9.9. of rent of 
Margoiy de Dukworth and Cicely her sister in Dukworth in 
Os Waldos twisel, delivering up any issues thereof taken since the death 
of the heir of Robert de Dukworth an idiot ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said rent 
was by him taken into the king's hand, and of whom it was held, 
and by his certificate it is found that the said rent issuing from one 
bovate of land in Duk\vorth aforesaid was so taken by William de 
Nessefold late escheator for that the said heir was an idiot from his 
birth, that the said Robert at his death held the same in fee, that it 
is not held of the king, and that the said idiot died on Saturday after 
St. George last. 



Membrane 10. 

Nov. 3. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Westminster. Order to pay to Ralph de Neville, according to the king's letters patent, 
the arrears of l\Sl. 12s. ll^d. yearly from the death of Richard de 
Denton, taking his acquittance ; as on 16 July in the 26th year 
of his reign the king granted that 901. 10.?. 8d. of the farm of the town 
of Nevvcastle upon Tyne \\hich of the king's grant, under a form in his 
letters patent contained, John Darcy deceased took to him and his 
heirs for the life of Mary countess of Pembroke, and which ought after 
her death to revert to the king and his heirs, should remain to the said 
Ralph and his heirs, and that 27s. 0|rf. which the said Ralph is bound 
to pay the king at the exchequer of the yearly rent of 51/. 75. Ohd. 
issuing from the cornage in Cumberland after the death of the said 
Richard, who took that rent for life by the king's grant, according to 
the grant thereof made by the king to the said Ralph and his heirs 
after Richard's death, should likewise remain to him yearly after 
Richard's death, in part of 120/. of land and rent to be by the king 
given to the said Ralph and his heirs in exchange for the castle and 
manor of the Ermitage in Scotland, extended at the yearly value of 
120/., which the said Ralph then gave the king and his heirs with the 
royalties liberties etc. to the same belonging ; and the king further 
granted to the said Ralph that he and his heirs should have every year 
120/. of the issues of the customs and subsidies in the said port by the 
hands of the collectors or farmers thereof at Michaelmas and Easter 
by even portions, namely 90/. lO.s. Sd. until that yearly sum which the 
said John took of the said farm should by death of the said countess 
or otherwise come to his hands, 27s. O^d. until that sum should by death 



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1364. Membrane 10 — cont. 

of the said Richard or otherwise come to his hands, and the remaining 
211. 16s. 3|cZ. until the king or his heirs should make provision of so 
much a year of land and rent to the said Ralph and his heirs ; and 
the said 275. 0|fZ. has come to his hands by death of the said Richard, 
who died on Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the 37th year of 
the reign. 

Nov. 5. To William de Frotheleye escheator in Notynghamshire. Order 

Westminstor. to deliver to Nicholas Monbocher, cousin and heir of Isabel de Chaunse, 
two mills upon the river Idell, namely one water mill and one fulling 
mill, and 335. of rent in Grymston, Wolhagh, Kirketon and Walesby 
taken into the king's hands by the death of John de Lungevillers 
knight and by reason of the nonage of the said Nicholas, and so in 
the king's hand, together with the issues thereof taken since 5 May last ; 
as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by Robert 
de Morton, Richard de Pensax and Jolm Wheteleye, that the said 
John at his death held the premises for life of the demise of the said 
Isabel with reversion to the said Nicholas, then a minor in the king's 
wardsliip, and that the same are held of others than the king ; and on 
proof of the age of Nicholas the king took his homage and fealty and 
on the above date commanded livery to be given him of all lands of 
his heritage. 

Nov. 18. To the justices of the bench. Order, if such proceeding be taken 
Westminster, before them as alleged, to command the bishop of St. Davids by writ 
de judicio to stay altogether the execution of the king's writ to him 
addressed concerning the admission of Brian Slomon chaplain to the 
church of Landewy Wilfray in the diocese of St. Davids ; as lately 
the king by letters patent presented the said Brian to a mediety of the 
said church, then void it was said and in the king's gift by reason of the 
wardship of the land and heir of Roger de Mortuo Marl earl of March 
tenant in chief ; and now the king is informed that by process in the 
king's court upon a ^rit of q^mre impedit obtained at the suit of the 
said Brian in the king's name, that William Nichol clerk, incumbent of a 
mediety thereof claiming no right in the patronage of the church, 
should suffer the king to present to the whole church, the right of 
presentation to the said church is judicially recovered for the king, 
wherefore command is given to the said bishop by writ de judicio 
to admit the said Brian to the said church ; and it is not right nor 
reasonable that the said Brian, being presented by the king to a 
mediety thereof, should gain any benefit by judgment rendered upon 
a writ so improvidently obtained for the advowson of the whole 
church. 

Membrane 9. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Ralph Basset of Dra5rton 
Westminstpr. knight to have seisin of a toft and one virgate of land in Waleshale 
held by Thomas Pache hanged for felony, and of a messuage and one 
virgate and a half of land in the same town held by John Pache 
hanged for felony ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand a year and 
a day, that the said Thomas and John held them of the said Ralph, 
that they are yet in the king's hand, and that the townships of 
Waleshale, Barre, Ruysshale and Wodnesbury had the year and 
a day and the \A'aste, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 



38 EDWARD FH. 



33 



13G4. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Oct. 28. To <lie collectors of customs for the time being in the port of 
Wostininster. Samhvioh. Order to pay to Hali)h Rpi<^uriiell the arrears of 100 marks 
yearly since 7 July last, and to pay him that yearly sum henceforward 
at Kasl(M' and Michaelmas, takintf his accjuittance ; as on that (hiy tlie 
king of Ills favour granted the said Ralph for his good service the ward 
of l)ovoii'e castle and of tlie Cinque Ports for ]if(>, as llobert Herle 
deceased had the same in his life time, so that he should receive of the 
king 300/. a year for liis maintenance and for maintenance of chaplains, 
servants and watchuien and of one carpenter dwelling in the said castle, 
and for their gowns, namely IK)/, of the castle wards thereto pertaining, 
100 marks of the customs \\\ the said port, and the remaining 
87/. G.S. Srf. at the exchequer, one moiety at Michaelmas tlie other 
at Fjaster, so long as he shall hold that wardship. 
[Fa'dera.] 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchec{uer of Dublin. Order 
Westminster, to pay of the treasury of Ireland to John Haukyn the king's Serjeant 
at arms, in the retinue of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and 
lieutenant in Ireland, 25. for his daily wages from the time he abode 
in Ireland on the king's service so long as he shall there abide, taking 
his acquittance. By C. 



Oct. 5. 

Dover. 



To John de Tye escheator in Kent and Sussex. Order to cause 
William, son and heir of William Sepvans tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of the lands of liis said father which by his death are taken into 
the king's hand ; as the said William has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [26415.] 

To Roger de W^olfreton escheator in Essex. Like order ; as William 
son and heir of William Sepvans has proved his age before John de 
Tye escheator in Kent. By p.s. (the same writ). 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
meddle with the abbey of Thorneton upon Humbre, now void by 
the death of Robert late abbot, or with its members during this vacancy, 
but to put one servant to keep the gate, and another to keep the guest 
hall for the advantage of that house and for the safety of the goods 
therein, saving to the king the keeping of any lands held of him which 
have been acquired by the abbots since the letters patent of King 
Edward I ; as on 7 June in the 12th year of his reign, on the finding 
of an inquisition, taken by Thomas de Normanville escheator beyond 
Trent, that William de Fortibus earl of Albemarle and his ancestors, 
founders and patrons of the said abbey, and Edmund the then king's 
brother and Avelina his wife [who] had the advowson thereof, used to 
take no other profit in the abbey or its members in time of a vacancy 
but only to give licence to elect after the abbot's death when craved 
by the prior and convent, and to put one servant at the gate and 
another at the said hall during a vacancy, ICing Edward I of his 
favour granted by letters patent to the abbot and convent for him 
and his heirs that thenceforth they w^ould claim nothing therein at any 
vacancy other than the said patrons used to have, but would preserve 
the abbot and convent in their ancient estate. 

E 3 



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1364. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 



To Thomas de Wythornwyk escheator within the liberty of 
Holdernesse co. York. Order not to intermeddle with the lands 
belonging to the said abbey during the vacancy thereof, saving to the 
king the keeping of any lands held of him which the abbots have 
acquired since the letters patent of King Edward I ; as the king has 
ordered the escheator in Lincolnshire etc. (as above). 

The like to William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. 



Nov. 5. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 24, 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order not 
to meddle further with the manor of Wengrave taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Margery who was wife of William 
Pyppard, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Margery 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in demesne nor in 
service, but held the said manor as jointly enfeoffed with her said 
husband (likev.ise deceased) of the gift and feoffment of Robert Pyle 
chaplain and Robert Holdyche to them and the heirs male of their 
bodies, and that the same is not held of the king. 

To Edmund Clieyne keeper of the islands of Jerneseye, Gernerye 
{sic), Serk and Aurneye. Order, at his peril, to be before the king 
and council in chancery three weeks after Easter next, to inform them 
of the cause wherefore the e^perquerie of congers and custom of 
mackerel of the men and tenants in Gernereye of the abbot of 
Mont St. Michel in periculo maris was taken into the king's hand, 
and of the right to him pertaining therein, which day has been given to 
the said abbot to do and receive what shall be lawful in the premises, 
so that by absence or default of the said keeper the king may not lose 
his right, and in case the said keeper has made any process against 
the said abbot and the prior of Vallia in the said island to him subject 
for usurpation or occupation in time past of the esperquerie and custom 
aforesaid, altogether to stay such process until debate be had whether 
the same ought to pertain to the king or to the abbot, releasing any 
distraint for that cause made ; as on behalf of the said abbot it is shewn 
the king that though the abbot and his predecessors time out of mind 
were in possession of the said esperquerie and custom without any 
interference, as may appear by the record and process of a plea moved 
before the justices in eyre in the said islands in their last eyre, the tenor 
whereof the king has caused to come into chancery, the said keeper 
of his own will without due process has newly caused the said abbot 
and prior to be thereof ousted, seizing the same unlawfully into the 
king's hand, wherefore the said prior has prayed for remedy. 

Nov. 22. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause money up to 40Z. to 
Westminster, be laid out by view and testimony of the abbot of St. Peter 
Gloucester upon defects as well in Gloucester castle, in walls, turrets, 
buildings etc., as in the bridge over the river Severne there which are 
in greatest need of repair ; as great number of defects therein 
much need repair. By K. 

To the abbot of St. Peter Gloucester. Order, with the sheriff of 
Gloucester, to survey the defects as well in Gloucester castle as in the 



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Membrane 8 — cont. 



bridge over Severne tliere, to oversee tlie repairs tlicreof, and to give 
liis witness of tlio sum to be laid out ujioii tlicm ; as the king has 
ordered the sherifT to lay out money up to 40/. on sueh repairs. By K. 

Nov. 6. To John de Tye escheator in Middlesex. Order not to meddlo 

Westminster, further w ilh a messuage and 70 acres of land in Herfeld, and 20 acres 
of land ii\ Ikenliam and Hylynclon taken into tlie king's hand by 
the death of Isabel who was wife of Edmund Dauvers, delivering up 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Isabel at her death held no lands 
in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises 
in name of dower after the death of John Swanlond sometime her 
husband, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Thomas Spigurnell, to account with him touching a sum of 
money which he received at the receipt of the exchequer for a journey 
to Flanders which he made to treat with the late count of Flanders, 
father of the now count, concerning a contract for the marriage 
of the now count with Isabel the king's daughter, and for the days he 
stood on the king's service going to Flanders, there abiding, and 
returning to England, to allovv' him for every day such wages as they 
shall find allowed heretofore to other persons of his estate and condition 
sent by the king upon such a journey, and to do further what the 
nature of the account shall require ; as on behalf of the said Thomas 
it is shewn the king that he is distrained by summons of the ex- 
chequer to account for the said sum, and that though he is ready 
so to account, the treasurer and barons have refused without com- 
mand of the king to admit liim so to do, and so he abode long time 
in the city of London at grievous expense, and is there abiding from 
day to day to the damage of his person and the impoverishment of 
his estate. Proviso that nothing be done without the king's special 
command \\ith the surplus, if any. By C. 



Membrane 7. 

Nov. 10. To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order to pay 
Westminster, henceforth to Margaret w^ho was wife of John de Pulteneye for her 
dower the third part of a rent of 100 marks every year at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions, taking her acquittance for such pay- 
ments ; as the king by letters patent granted the said rent to the said 
John and to the heirs male of his body, namely 50/. of Queenhythe 
of the city of London and 25 marks of the farm of the said city. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 6. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealty of Richard son of Reynold de Wygenhale and to cause 
him to have seisin of a messuage and land in Fordham etc. {as above, 
p. 20) ; as for 405. for his marriage paid by the said Richard, who is 
not yet married, the king has granted him that he may marry 
whomsoever of England he will. 

Vacated, because otherwise below under this date. 

Nov. 9. To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland and Westmorland. 

Westminster. Order to cause Richard, son of Thomas de Hale and Margaret his 



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1364' Membrane 7 — cont. 

wife, to have seisin of the lands which his said father held of his 
heritage by the courtesy of England, and which by his death are 
taken into the king's hand ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death held no 
lands in those counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held by 
the courtesy of England certain lands in Glassanby and Merghanby 
in chief by homage and the service of rendering 35. 4:d. to cornage 
at the exchequer of Carlisle, certain lands in Langholm in the forest 
of Inglewode as of a purpresture of that forest likewise in chief by 
fealty and the service of rendering 95. at the said exchequer, and divers 
other lands of others than the king, all of the heritage of Margaret 
sometime his wife, daughter of Thomas de Neubiggyng and one of 
the heirs of John Crokedayk tenant in chief of the late king, that the 
said Richard, who was a minor at his said father's death, is next heir 
of the said Margaret, and now of full age, and that the escheators 
have by reason of his nonage occupied the premises, taking the issues 
and profits since the death of the said Thoma.s de Hale, who died on 
Thursday before St. Margaret in the 36th year of the reign ; and 
the king has taken the homage and fealty of Richard, who is not yet 
married, and for 4 marks by him paid for his marriage has gi'anted him 
that he may marry whomsoever of England he will. 

Nov. 26. To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth. Order to cause diligent search 
Wefitminstor. to be made of all ships to be laded vv^ith herring to be by the king's 
licence taken from the port of Jernemuth and of Kirkeley, that no 
greater load of herring be put on board than is in such licence 
contained, causing all herring that shall be found on board beyond 
such load to be arrested as forfeit and safe kept until further order, 
and certifying such arrests in chancery from time to time ; as the king 
has made order, and caused proclamation to be made, forbidding any 
man to take or cause herring to be taken out of the realm without his 
special command, and he is informed that certain who have licence 
so to do put on board the ships wherein such herring is laded a greater 
load than is in their licence contained. By K. and C. 

Nov. 26. To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth. Order to take security, for which 
Westminster, they will answer, of singular the owners and masters of ships wherein 
herring is laded to be taken to towns or other places within the realm, 
that they will bring such herring to the towns and places whither it 
is to be brought according to their charter, and will not take or cause 
the same to be taken out of the realm, and that they will bring again 
within a set time, to be by the bailiffs limited, letters of the lords or 
bailiffs of the towns and places where it is unladed witnessing the 
unlading thereof, not suffering ships so laded to pass from that port 
until such security be given ; as the king has made order, and caused 
proclamation to be made, forbidding any man to take or cause herring 
to be taken out of the realm without his special command, and he is 
informed that merchants and others, who cause ships and boats in the 
port of Jernemuth and Kirkeley to be laded with herring to be taken 
to divers parts within the realm for maintenance of his people, when 
at sea without the said port cause great part of such herring to be 
brought to foreign parts. By K. and C. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to pay to Thomas Rote, 
Westminster, keeper of the gaol of the king's castle of Newcastle upon Tine, 



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13()4. Membrane 7 — cont. 

47s. 4(/. by him laid out upon the repair of the said gaol for safety 
of the prisoners therein, taking his acquittance. By K. 

Oct. 28. To Ralph de Neville keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, or 

Westniinstor. to his representative in Shirwode forest. Order to cause the wood 
of Lanileye within the bounds of that forest, which is of Amice who 
was w ifo of Ralph de Crom^\■ell and is taken into the king's hand for 
divers trespasses against the assize of the forest therein committed, 
it is said, if replevisable according to the said assize, to be replevied 
to the said A mice imtil the coming of the king's justices for pleas 
of the forest in that county. 

Nov. 20. To Thomas de Brantyngham the king's clerk, treasurer of Calais. 
Westminster. Order, of the issues of iOrf. a sack levied and taken by order of the king 
and council for repair of the said town, to pay to John Phelippot 
and AMlliam Freman of ]^rakkele searchers of forfeitures at Calais 
19/. 15.S. lid. to them due from the king, taking their acquittance ; 
as it is found by certificate of the treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer of England, sent into chancery at the king's command, 
that the said sum is due to the said John and William by their account 
rendered at the said exchequer. By C. 

Nov. 6. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause Richard son of Reynold de Wygenhale to have seisin of a messuage 
and 24 acres of land in Fordam, which came to the king's hand by the 
death of ^ViIliam de Wygenhale of Fordam tenant in chief, and by 
reason of the nonage of Thomas his son and heir, and are in his hand ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
premises came to his hand as aforesaid, that the said Thomas died a 
minor in the king's wardship, that the said Richard, a minor at the death 
of Thomas, is his cousin and next heir, and is now of full age, and that 
by reason of the nonage of Thomas and Richard answer was made to 
the king by the escheators for the time being for the issues of the 
premises since the death of the said William, who died 20 September 
in the 33rd year of the reign ; and the king has taken the fealty of 
Richard, and respited his liomage until Midsummer next, and for 
40s. for his marriage paid by the said Richard, who is not yet married, 
the king has granted him that he may marry whomsoever he will. 



Membrane Q. 

Oct. 16. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Staffordshire. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of Hugh Tyrel, brother of John son and heir of Hugh Tyrel 
tenant in chief, to cause him to have seisin of the manors of Kynefare 
and Storton and the bailiwick of keeping the king's forest of 
Kynefare, if the same are in the king's hand for the cause alleged 
and for none other, together with the issues thereof taken since 
3 December last ; as on 12 March in the 34th year of his reign, upon 
proof of the age of the said John, the king took his fealty, respited 
his homage for the lands of his said father, and commanded livery 
thereof to be given him ; and after on 3 December last, the said John 
being dead, upon proof of the age of the said Hugh his brother and 
heir who was a minor at John's death, the king took his fealty, 
respited his homage for the lands of the said John, and commanded 
livery thereof to be given liim ; and now the said Hugh brother of 



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1364. Membrane 6—cont. 

John has prayed the king to order the premises to "be dehvered to 
him as his right and heritage, as the said Hugh his father at his death 
was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee, the said manors and 
baihwick by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said John 
(whose heir Hugh is) were seized into the king's hand, and are in his 
hand for that John did not obtain seisin thereof in his Ufe time ; and it 
is found by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Hugh 
the father at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee in 
chief by the service of rendering to the king 91. a year at the ex- 
chequer, and that by the king's commission and by reason of the 
nonage of the heir, Edward atte Wode and his executors have 
occupied the same, taking the issues and profits from the death of 
Hugh the father, who died 29 January in the 17th year of the reign. 

Oct. 20. Order to John atte Wode, executor of Edward atte Wode, not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manors and bailiwick aforesaid by colour 
of any commission concerning the wardship thereof made by the 
king to hold until the lawful age of the said Hugh brother of John, 
delivering to him any issues thereof taken since 3 December last ; 
as the king would discharge John atte Wode of the wardship from 
that date. 

Nov. 28. To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage and 
8 acres of land in Corkeby, a messuage and the moiety of one acre 
of land in the Brigende in the same town, and a messuage and 
12 acres of land in Agillonby, delivering to Richard de Salkeld and 
Adam Tounnam of Agillonby any issues thereof taken, namely to 
either that which pertains to him ; as the king lately ordered the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore lands of the said 
Richard and Adam in Corkeby and Agillonby were by him taken 
into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took no such lands 
of theirs as in the writ supposed, but that at the time of liis succession 
to that office William de Nessefeld late escheator delivered to him 
by indenture the premises in Corkeby, wliich Gilbert del Hill held by 
homage of the king as of the fees which were of Andrew de Harcla 
late an adherent of the Scots and in the king's hand by reason of 
Andrew's forfeiture, and which he aliened in fee to the said Richard, 
the premises in the Brigende, which Isabel daughter of Peter de Pesto 
of Wederhale held by homage as of the fees aforesaid, and which she 
aliened to the same Richard, and the premises in Agillonby which 
Simon de Corkeby likewise held of the same fees, and which he 
aliened in fee to the said Adam without the king's licence, and that all 
are yet in the king's hand for that cause and in the escheator's keeping ; 
and in the parliament holden at Westminster in the first year of the 
reign it was ordered that thenceforth no man should be impeached 
for acquiring lands held of the king as of honours. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 4. To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further Avith the lands which John de Claville at his death held of 

the heir of Hugh le Despenser tenant in chief, late a minor in the king's 

wardship, and ^^hich by death of the said John and by reason of the 

nonage of William his sou and heir were taken and are in the king's 



IW i:i)\VAIM) III. .'{!) 



13()4. Membrane 5. — cont. 

luiiul ; as- tho said Willi iin, son of the said John who was tenant by 
knight siM'vice of the said heir, has ])i"oved his age before the eseheator, 
and oil 2() Maieh in the IKHh year of the icign, on jjroof of the age of 
Edward le Despenser cousin and heir of the said Hugh, the king 
commanded livery to be given him of the lands of Hugh his undo. 

Nov. 2G. To Robert do Thorpe and his fellows, appointed to survey 
Westminster. Huntyngdou bridge, which has been long ruinous to the nuisance 
of all the country and of men passing by, and to distrain and compel 
all who ought and are used so to do to repair the same. Order to 
proceed, according to the form of the king's commission and commands 
to them addressed, to cause all who accoiding to a judgment de- 
livered in the e^'rc of John do Vallibus and his fellows are bound so 
to do to repair the said bridge, a charter of King Henry [III] to John 
earl of Chester and Huntyngdon, and the king's writs thereupon 
made and to them addressed notwithstanding ; as lately finding by 
the tenor of a record and process before the said justices in eyre 
of King Edward I in the county of Huntyngdon, which are 
in the treasury and were by the king caused to come before 
him in chancery, that the said bridge ought to be repaired by 
the commons of the whole county, namely by the four hundreds 
of Touleslond, Leghtonstone, Normancrosse and Hirstlyngstone, 
so that every hundred is bound to make its share thereof 
at its own cost, that judgment was given that all the commons of 
the said hundreds were in mercy for that the bridge was then and 
before in ruins and was not repaired, and that the sheriii" was ordered 
under pain of forfeiture of 100?. to cause the same to be repaired at 
the cost of the commons of the county within a time then and there 
limited, the king commanded the said Robert and his fellows to view 
the record aforesaid, and cause all the men of the said hundreds to be 
compelled and distrained to repair the said bridge according to that 
judgment ; and now the king is informed that the said Robert and 
his fellows, to the peril of the king, the commons of the county, and of 
all men of the realm w ishing to pass that way, have deferred to proceed 
further in a process begun before them touching such repair, by virtue 
of a writ to them addressed directing them to suffer the men 
and tenants of the honour of Huntyngdon to use and enjoy the 
liberties and quittances in the said, charter contained, whereby 
the said king granted to the said earl that he, his heirs and 
men, tenants of the said honour in counties or bailiwicks what- 
soever, should be quit of toll, pontage, shires, hundreds, aids of 
sheriffs, works of castles, walls, dikes, parks, bridges and 
causeways, and of all custom, demand and servile toil ; and the 
king takes knowledge thut those who by reason of their tenure ought 
and are used of old time to repair bridges, causeways etc. ought 
not to be discharged thereof by any charter of the king wherein the 
charge of their tenure is not specified, that whereas by the record 
of the said eyre it is clearly found that the commons of the whole 
county are bound to repair the said bridge at their own cost, namely 
every of the said hundreds for its own portion, no part of the commons 
and hundreds aforesaid ought to be excused or acquitted of the repair 
thereof, ^^'hich is acknowledged to be to the common advantage and 
its disrepair to the common hurt of the whole people, by the said genera] 
charter granted to the said earl, wherein no mention is made of the 



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1364. Membrane 5 — cont. 

manner of tenure of the men and tenants of the said honour nor of 
the charge whereto they ought to submit in regard to such repair, 
and that in case they should be quit tliereof by that charter the 
whole charge of such repair, which of old time pertained to them, vA'ould 
be laid upon the residue of the commons of the county, wherewith 
the other men of the county might nowise be charged without their 
common assent, so that for default of the men and tenants of the 
said honour the bridge should remain for ever in ruins unrepaired, 
to the peril and hurt as well of the king as of his whole people, since 
the public passage north and south is by the same. By C. 

[See Calendar of Charter Rolls, III, -p. 28L] 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Ralph earl of Stafford, to search the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer, and if they shaU find that 560L ISs. 3a!. of a sum of 
640L 185. 3t?. is due from the said earl, to allow him the former sum 
against the sum due to him from the king, and also SOL for which he has 
made fine in chancery ; as the said earl's petition shews that he is 
bound to the king in 48L for the farm and wardship of the manor of 
Styuecle, in 412/. 18«. 3cZ. for a share of the marriage of Thomas brother 
and heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, in lOOL which he received of 
the treasury as a prest, and in SOL by which he made fine in chancery 
for the said Thomas to the effect that he might enfeofi Richard de 
Stafford clerk and John de Aymunderby of his manor and castle of 
Chilham and manor of Addirlegh to hold under a set form in the king's 
charter of licence contained, and that divers greater sums are due to 
him of his yearly fee of 1,000 marks to him granted by the king to be 
taken by the hands of the collectors of customs in the ports of London 
and Boston, as by the said rolls and memoranda may appear. 



Dec. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3.* 

To John de Evesham escheator in Berkshire. Order to take the 
fealty of Thomas de Langeford according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to deliver to him the manor of Bradefeld and 20L of 
rent in Bastelesden taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund 
de la Beche, together with the issues thereof taken, but not to inter- 
meddle further with, ten messuages, three carucates of land, 10 acres 
of pasture and 40 acres of wood in Asshampsted, Colrugge, Aldeworth 
and Compton likewise so taken, delivering up any issues taken of these 
last ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Edmund at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court 
Avith his licence he held for life the said manor and rent which 
are held in chief, with remainder to Robert de la Beche and 
the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir 
to John de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, remainder 
for lack of such an heir to William de la Beche and the 
heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to the said 
Thomas and the heirs male of his body, that the said Robert, John and 
William are dead without an heir male of their bodies, and the said 
Edmund is dead, whereby the said manor and rent ought by virtue 
of the said fine to remain to Thomas, and that the said Edmund at 

* Membrane 4 is blank. 



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1364. Membrane 3 — cont. 

liis death likewise held the residue of the premises, which are not held 
of the king, in fee tail with reversion to the said Thomas ; and the king 
has taken the homage of the said Tliomas for the maiior and rent 
aforesaid. By p.s. [26465.] 

Dec. 2. To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of Robert de Bromfelde according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to cause him to have seisin of a purpresture called 
Gresgarth in the forest of Ingehvode, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of William de Bromefelde his father, delivering to him any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said William at his death held no lands 
in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee whereby the wardship 
of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but held the said 
purpresture in his demesne as of fee in chief by fealty and the service 
of rendering I5d. a year to blanch farm at the exchequer of Karlioll, 
and that the said Robert his son is his next heir and of the age of 
11 years. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order of the king's favour to restore 
Westminster, to John Ryxspande of Westwrattynge clerk, unless he \\as a fugitive, 
the lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand by the sheriff ; 
as the said John was lately indicted before the king's justices 
concerning the theft of two oxen of Henry Cobbe of Weston Colville 
price 135. 4rf., and after was according to the benefit of clergy delivered 
by the justices to Simon bisliop of Ely the ordinary at his request, 
and has lawfully purged his innocence before the said bishop, as the 
bishop has signified to the king. 

Membrane 2. 

Dec. 7. To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order to receive and keep in safe custody in the 

prison of the said Tower until further order William de Wenlok clerk, 

whom for particular causes the king is sending to him. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

Dec. 6. To Richard de Widevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, not to meddle further \\ith the third part of the manors of Stoke- 
bruere and Aldryngton taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Alice de Staunton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alice 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of 
fee nor in service, but held in her demesne as of fee the third part of 
those manors of others than the king. 



Oct. 24. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
Westminster, the chancellor, treasurer, and the barons of the exchequer in Ireland. 
Order, upon the petition of Isabel the king's daughter, to suiJer her, 
according to the form of the king's grant, to have and hold without 
let, quit of a subsidy of the issues of their lands in Ireland 
[granted to the king] for a set time by the lords of lands in 
Ireland dwelling in England for furtherance of the war in Ireland 
and defence of their lands there, all the lands which were of 



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1364. Membrane 2 — cont. 

John de Haveryngton tenant in chief and are in the king's hand and 
in her wardship by his grant, restoring and dehvering to her without 
deduction all issues and profits thereof taken since the said John's 
death, the grant of the said subsidy notwithstanding ; as lately by letters 
patent the king granted to the said Isabel the wardship of all the 
lands of the said John as well in England as in Ireland, which are in 
his hand by John's death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, 
with the issues thereof since John's death, to hold until the lawful 
age of the said heir ; and now she has informed the king that, by 
reason of the grant of the said subsidy, the said lieutenant and others 
have caused all the issues and profits of the said lands to be levied 
for supporting the expenses of the war, wherefore she has prayed 
for remedy. By K. 

Membrane 1. 

Dec. 26. To the sheriff of Roteland. Order to cause a verderer of the forest 

Windsor. of Roteland to be elected instead of William Beaufo, as for reasonable 

causes, whereof the king has sure information, his will is that the said 

William be removed from that office. By p.s. [26478.] 



Membrane ^M. 

Jan. 27. Robert de Harley of Salop to John de Delves knight. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 80 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Salop. 

Charter of John de Grey of Rothurfeld knight giving and warranting, 
with the licence of the king and of other lords, to the prior and brethren 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and to their 
successors the advowson of a mediety of the church of Derfeld co. 
York. Witnesses : Robert de S\\ ylyngton, Robert de Neville knights, 
William de Fyncheden, William de Mirfeld, Thomas Dautre. Dated 
Derfeld, 24 September 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
28 January this year. 



Jan. 31. John de Mohun lord of Dunster knight to Bartholomew de 
Westminster. Burgherssh knight. Recognisance for 2,000L, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and cliattels in Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Walter de Pavely knight and 
John de Gildesburgh executors of the said Bartholomew. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight to John de Mohun lord of 
Dunster. Recognisance for 350 marks, to be levied etc. in Kent. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Charter of William son of John Baud late knight, giving with 
warranty to John de Tameworth of Yakeslee, his heirs and assigns, 
one rood of land in a place called Caleweliill in the town of Lobenham 
with the advowson of the church every second turn. Witnesses : 
Richard de Foxton, Richard Mayheu of Deseburgh, Simon Warde, 
Thomas Reyner, Richard de Boriswerthe, Wilham Hulot, Simon 
Hulot, William Leyf, Hugh Lodere. Dated London, 30 January 
38 Edward III. 



3S EDWARD rU. 



43 



1304. 



Membrane 33rf — cont. 



Writing of William son of John Baud late knight, being a hotter of 
at forney to Richard do Foxton and Hugh Lodere, to deliver to John 
do Tanieworthc of Yakcsle seisin of one rood of land in Lobenham 
with the advowson of the church, according to his charter. Dated 
London {ofi the laf^t). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and letter, 
1 February. 

Writing of John Tamcworthe of Yakesle co. Huntingdon, being a 
bond in 2001. to ^Villiam Baud, son of John late knight, with condition 
for payment of 49^ at Huntyngdon on 12 February next. Witnesses : 
Leo de Bradenhani, Richard Mayheu, Richard Foxton, Henry 
Baker of Pelhani, William the clerk. Dated London, 30 January 
38 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February. 

Feb. 4. John Nettelton otherwise called John Bonde of Yevelton to William 

Westminster, de Picwell clerk. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Writing of John son and heir of Sir John de Goldyngton knight, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Robert de Naillyngherst clerk, 
his heirs and assigns, of the lands, rents and services sometime of his 
said father in the towns of Colne Engayne, Great Mapeltrestede, 
Little Mapeltrestede, Twynstede, Pebenhersh, Halsted and White Colne, 
which the said Robert lately had jointly with Richard his brother 
of the gift and feoffment of the said John in the towns aforesaid or 
elsewhere in Essex. Witnesses : Sir John de Bourglicher, Sir Henry 
de Coggeshale knights, William Dureward, Gerard Huraunt, Thomas 
atte Park. Dated Halstede, 4 February 38 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 February. 

Writing of Geoffrey de Folville, being a surrender to John Moubray 
knight of a writing of Richard de Leycestre, William de Burgh and 
Lawrence Hauberk formerly made to John de Folville brother of 
the said Geoffrey, whose heir he is, granting to him the reversion 
of a moiety of the manor of Wath after the death of Maud 
who was wife of Robert Marmion knight, by virtue whereof the 
said Maud has never attorned tenant to the said John his brother 
nor to Geoffrey ; also a release to the said John Moubray and 
his heirs of the same moiety, the reversion whereof the said 
Richard, William and Lawrence have lately granted to him and his 
heirs. Witnesses : Simon Pakeman, William de Burgh clerk, William 
de Louth teburgh, John Boteler, William Hauberk. Dated Monday 
the feast of St. Agatha 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 February. 

Feb. 25. John de Lenedale to Geoffrey de Newenton. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 60L, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

Surrey. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

Westmmster. to cause James earl of Ormond to have the respite which the king 

of his favour has given him for his good service for a term of three 



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1364, 



Feb. L 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 

Feb. IL 

Westminster. 



Membrane SScZ — cont. 

years of all debts, farms and rents, as well his own as of his ancestors, 
now demanded of him to the king's use by summons of the exchequer, 
releasing any distraint made. By K. and C. 

The like to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of 
England. 

Membrane 32c?. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of Henry Peverel knight [militis), 
giving with warranty to Sir Thomas Tyrell knight of Essex, his heirs 
and assigns, his manors of Midelton and Chelworth co. Suthampton 
and all lands he had in Boneyate, Suthampton and Allyngton. 
Witnesses : Richard Hangre, John Fraunk, John Aygnel, Henry le 
Olde, Richard Monek. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of Henry Peverel knight, giving with 
warranty to Sir Thomas Tyrell knight of Essex, his heirs and assigns, 
his manor and advowson of Borescombe co. Wilts. Witnesses : 
Thomas de la Ryvere, Thomas Hungerford, John Harnham, PhiUp 
Lusteshull, Richard de Cnottynlegh. Dated Borescombe, 27 January 
38 Edward III. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of Sir Henry Peverel knight, giving 
with warranty to Sir Thomas Tyrell knight of Essex, his heirs and 
assigns, his manors of Suthavene, Northavene, Manesbrigge, Lyndhurst 
and Penyton co. Suthampton. . Witnesses : Walter Haiwode, 
Richard Hangre, John Fraunk, John Aygnel, Henry le Olde. Dated 
Suthavene, 27 January 38 Edward III. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of Sir Henry Peverel knight, giving 
with warranty to Sir Thomas Tyrell knight of Essex, his heirs and 
assigns, his manor of Bereford co. Wilts, which descended to the 
grantor by inheritance after the death of his said father. Witnesses : 
Thomas de la Ryvere, Thomas Hungerford, John Harnham, Philip 
Lusteshull, Richard de Cnottynglegh. Dated Bereford, 27 January 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 
30 January. 

Walter Scarle to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 20^, to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Roteland. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Richard Eaveneser late 
treasurer of the said queen. 

Thomas archbishop of Dublin to David de Wollore clerk. Recog- 
nisance for 81., to be levied etc. in Ireland. 

John Michel of London ' vynter ' to Robert de Littelton of Bristol. 
Recognisance for 200/., to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Writing of John Laundels and WilUam Cary, being a quitclaim 
to Thomas Tirell knight and Alice his A\ife of 10 marks of rent in 
Stanlake, Norton and Brighthampton co. Oxford late of Maud 
Erchedekne and Thomas Sowy, and of all other lands, rents and 
services which they had in those towns. Witnesses : Roger de 



38 EDWARD TIT. 



45 



1364. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 32(Z — cont. 

Elinrygge, Jolin Nowcrs, John Tiillo kniglits, Robert de Elford, Ralph 
FretevveJl. ])atcd Stanhake, 7 I^obruary 38 l^xhvard III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February. 

Charter of John Laundels and William Gary, granting to Thomas 
Tirell knight and Alice his wife, the heirs and assigns of Thomas, 
10 marks of rent in Stanlake, Norton and Brighthampton eo. Oxford 
late of Maud p]rchedekne and Thomas Sowy, with the homages, 
rents and services of Edmund (iilYard, Thomas atte More, John Walkere, 
Thomas Ohaloner, Agnes Brayes, John F'isshere, Richard Neel, Ralph 
Seggeborwe, William Kirse and Walter Freman, and all other lands, 
rents and services which they had in those towns ; also that a messuage 
and one carucate of land, held for life by Edmund Giffard in those towns 
with reversion to the said John and William, shall after his death 
remain to the said Thomas and Alice, the heirs and assigns of Thomas. 
Witnesses : Roger de Elinbrigge, John de Nowers, John Trillo knights, 
Robert de Elford, Ralph Fretewell. Dated Stanlake, 20 November 
37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February this year. 

Walter Haywode to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 20 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Suthampton. 

Nicholas de Berkele knight, Fulk Corbet, John Cary, John Abadam 
and William Lovel to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Joint and several 
recognisance for 40L payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Gloucestershire. 



Feb. 20. John Bampton of Essex to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 100 marks payable by instalments, to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Memorandum that the chancellor received this recognisance. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 22. William Elys of Great Jernemuth to David de Wollore. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 3ld. 

Indenture of John de Moumbray lord of the Isle of Axiholme and of 
Brembre, son and heir of John Moumbray, confirming a grant made 
by his said father to Sir Michael de Ponynges knight, Richard de 
Cressville clerk and Robert Boteler of licence to give and assign in 
mortmain one acre of land in Launtynge (sic) with the advowson of 
the church of him held, to the minister and convent of Modyngdenne 
and to their successors, and to the said minister and convent to 
purchase the same, willing that they hold the same of the said John 
and his heirs by the ancient service thereof due, and may appropriate 
the said church, and disagreeing with the claim to the premises made 
by any his ministers in Sussex in his absence as if the purchase had been 
made without licence, and further, for the prayers and works of charity^ 
to be performed by the said minister and convent and by their successors 
for the said John, his ancestors and heirs, binding himself and his heirs 
for warranty of the premises, and for further assurance covenanting 



46 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13G4. Membrane ^\d — cont. 

that within one year a writ of right shall be brought in his name against 
the said minister and convent wherein he will count of his seisin of 
the premises, which seisin shall be gainsaid and tried, until at final 
issue of the plea and judgment rendered he will in court make his 
attornment thei'eof within one month after warning received, so that 
his seignory in the premises be saved in law by advice of counsel 
on either side the said suit and judgment notwithstanding, and that 
all reasonable costs be borne by the said minister and convent. 
Dated Launcynge, Saturday before St. Andrew 37 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 15 February 
this year. 

Indenture of the minister and convent of Modyngdenne, granting 
that Sir John de Moumbray lord of the Isle of Axiholme and of 
Brembre, son and heir of John Moumbray, nor his heirs shall not 
by force of his deed indented confirming to them one acre of land 
in Launcynge with the advowson of the church be bound to warranty 
of the premises if "in time to come they be thereof impleaded by any 
other but the said Sir John and his heirs, saving ahvays that the 
warranty in the said deed contained shall be effectual to bar any action 
of the said Sir John or of his heirs. Dated Launcynge, Sunday after 
St. Andrew 37 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 15 February 
this year. 

Feb. IG. John Leycestre of Worcestershire to Queen Philippa. Recognisance 
Westminster, for \Ql., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Worcestershire. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Richard Raveneser late 
treasurer of the said queen. 

(Feb. 17. John Hay of Sutton Basset to Queen Phihppa. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 40Z., to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton {sic). 

Feb. 15. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order, upon the petition of Philip de 
Westminster. Bockyng clerk, to stay the further publication of the exigents against 
the said Philip and the taking of liis body by the mainprise of Robert 
Turk and Richard de Shardelowe of the city of London, having this 
writ before the justices of the Bench on the day the writ de judicio 
v.'hereby he was put in exigents is returnable ; as his petition shews 
that Adam Hautbo5^s parson of Cokefeld and John de Pishale parson 
of Alderton are impleading him before the said justices for payment 
, of 81., that he is put in exigents for that he came not before them to 

answer concerning that debt, and that he is ready to stand to right 
in all things ; and the said Robert and Richard, appearing in person 
in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 101. to have the body 
of the said Philip before the said justices on the day named to answer 
as aforesaid. 

Feb. 23. Robert Vynter to David de Wollore clerk. Recognisance for 20?., 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 4. Simon Danyel to John Bryklesworth of London. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 30?., to be levied etc, in Essex. 



38 EDWARD III. 47 



13(34. Membrane 30d. 

Indenture of accord between tlie abbot and convent of Bonrepos 
{de Bona Rcqvie) in Rrittany and tlie abbot and convent of Sawtry 
(SalUria), upon a debate between them moved, namely toucihing a 
yearly farm of 80 marks (planned by the abbot and convent of JJonrepos 
for tiie churches of Fulborne, Hunygham, Costeseya and Fendrayton 
by a \\Titing produced under the name of the abbot and convent of 
Sawtrv, which wiiting the abbot and convent of Sawtry altogether 
denied, setting forth another \niting of the abbot and convent of 
Bonrepos of prior date containing that they had the said churches 
at a yearly fee farm of GO marks only, which writing the abbot and 
convent of l^onrepos do not acknowledge ; whereupon by the interven- 
tion of friends the parties liave agreed that the abbot and convent of 
Sawtry shall render for the farm of those churclies 60 marks a year which 
they acknowledge to be due of old time, and 10 marks more, the said 
70 marks to be paid on the feast of the Beheading of St. John Baptist 
or the eighth day after to the abbot and convent of Bonrepos or 
to their proctor in the cathedi-al church of St. Paul in the city of London 
before the cross ' atte Northdore ' ; and for better security thereof 
the abbot of Sawtrj'^ or his successors shall by himself or his attorneys 
appear to a writ to be by the abbot of Boniepos or his successors 
brought before the justices of the Bench on the morrow of Midsummer 
next, and shall acknowledge tliis deed, so that the abbot of Bonrepos 
shall recover in court the yearly rent aforesaid ; and the abbot 
and convent of Bonrepos grant that if the abbot of Sawtry shall 
acknowledge this writing, and shall pay the rent as aforesaid, a 
recognisance in chancery for 40 marks made by the abbot of Sawtry 
to the abbot of Bonrepos shall remain witliout execution, otherwise the 
same shall be put in execution ; and the abbot and convent of Sawtry 
grant that in case of any default they are bound to pay 40 marks within 
15 days of such default, binding themselves and their successors 
and all their goods to pay the said yearly farm of 70 marks and to 
observe all other the covenants aforesaid, the abbot and convent 
of Bonrepos granting for them and their successors that henceforth 
they will claim no greater farm than 70 marks, but that the abbot 
and convent of Sawtry shall have and hold the said churches for 
ever for that farm. Dated London, the feast of St. Valentine 1363. 
These presents notwithstanding, the abbot of Sawtry owes 20 marks 
to the abbot of Bonrepos in full of 40 marks payable at Midsummer 
next as appears by the said recognisance ; also 11/. 18s. 2d. at the 
same feast in full of 1211. 8s. 2d. {sic). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by iDoth abbots, for themselves 
and their convents, 20 February. 

Memorandum that on Midsummer day aforesaid the abbot of Sawtry 
came here in court, and paid to the abbot of Bonrepos 20 marks in full 
of 40 marks, ivherefore the said recognisance is cancelled, also 
111. 18s. 2d. in full of 1211. 18s. 2d. mentioned at the end of this indenture. 

Writing of John Bays of Yevele, being a quitclaim to Guy de Bryene 
knight, John de Sancto Laudo the elder knight, Robert Couele parson 
of Slyinbrugge, John de Mersshton and Walter Laurens and to their 
heirs of the manors of Westbaggeburgh, Thornesfaucon, Chelvy, 
Merygge and Beere Craucombe, a moiety of the manor of Wynsford, 
a messuage and one carucate of land in Hisbere and Seinte Marie 
Bokelond, and the advowson of Wandestre church. Dated 29 February 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
1 March. 



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1364. Membrane SOd — cont. 

April 15. To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his 
Westminster, lieutenant. Order to survey the defects in a water or river running 
from the town of Ware to the town of Waltham and thence to the 
Thames near the said Tower, and to cause the same to be corrected 
and amended ; as the king has learned that such defects, which ought 
and used to be repaired by the constable for the time being, are many, 
whereby (unless speedily repaired) peril and hurt may be feared 
as well to the king as to his people. The king has commanded the sheriffs 
of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex, every one of his bailiwick, to cause 
etc. to come before the constable at a set time and place, whereof he 
shall give them notice, by whom the same may be repaired, the truth 
known, and inquisition made. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

[Feeder a.] 

Writing of Richard son of John de Lilleye of Ealdynge co. Kent, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas abbot of Westminster 
and the convent and to their successors of the manor of Westerham 
CO. Kent. Witnesses : Richard Rook the elder, Richard Rook the 
younger, Peter le Bocher, William Colyn, Robert de Hakebourne, 
John le Cook, Roger de Sudbury, William de Harleston. Dated 
Westminster, 18 April 38 Edward III. 

Memorandvm of acknowledgment, 19 April. 

April 6. To J. bishop of Bath and W^ells. Order to grant to John de Querneby 

Windsor. the king's clerk such yearly pension as may befit the giver and should 
bind the receiver to him, making to the said clerk letters patent thereof 
under his seal, and writing again by the bearer what he shall think 
fit to do at this request ; as by reason of his new creation the said bishop 
is bound to one of the king's clerks, to be by the king named, in a yearly 
pension until he shall provide such clerk with a competent benefice, 
and the king has named the said John, whose advancement he has at 
heart. By p.s. [26288.] 

Membrane 2^d. 

Indenture made between the king of the one part and Thomas 
abbot of St. Albans and the convent of the other part, being a release 
and quitclaim by the king, for divers lands in Abboteslangeleye which 
the abbot and convent have granted him in recompense thereof, of 
a corrody in the abbey for one of his people, taking as much as a monk 
of that house, which the king claims to have because the abbey is of 
the foundation of his forefathers and of his own patronage, wherefore 
by wTit of his great seal he sent to Richard sometime abbot to grant 
maintenance for life to Isabel atte Helde, who was received and had 
the same during her life, and after her death the like was granted 
by the said abbot at the king's command to Robert Albyn, and after 
the like was granted to Hugh Treganon for life, the king reciting in his 
writs sent to the same abbot how he had granted this to the said 
Hugh before the grant to the said Robert, and had revoked the grant 
to the said Robert, and after the death of Hugh the like was granted 
to W^alter de Denham for life by a writ to Michael sometime abbot, 
and after the death of the said Walter to Henry de Burton by the 
said abbot Thomas, and after the death of Henry they received William 
Cheupayn otherwise called Robert Fool to the like maintenance in 



38 EDWARD III. 



49 



1364. 



Membrane 29cf — cont. 



riglit of the king as patron and founder ; the king granting that the 
abbot and convent and their successors shall not, after the death 
of \ViIliam Cheupayn otherwise Robert Fool, be charged with the said 
corrody and maintenance, nor may he and his heirs in time to come 
have any right, action or claim by reason thereof, and that this quit- 
claim is made of the king's sure knowledge and free will, and shall 
take effect though no process be sued by writ of ad quod damnum 
thereupon, and for the lands aforesaid ; and for this quitclaim the abbot 
and convent have granted to the king and his heirs the ditch and hay 
between the king's park of Langeleye and the fields of the abbot and 
convent called Wodefeld and Whippeden, extending from the hay of 
Whippedcn field on the west to the king's park ditch to the east, and 
containing in length 2241 perches 2y feet b)^ the rod of 16| feet, and all 
their lands in Langeleye newly enclosed with paling by the king,the paling 
whereof on the south side of the enclosure begins at the water of Gateseye 
opposite the corner of the king's park of Langeleye enclosed of old time 
and extends eastward to a marl pit in Waterfeld containing in length 
40 perches 11 feet by the measure aforesaid, and from the said pit 
northward to Bricescroft near the hay of the high street from Watford 
to Berkliampstede in length 224 perches by the same measure, and 
from the said croft westward to the said water in length 40 perchea 
11 feet by the same measure, saving to the abbot and convent all 
lordships, rights and liberties as before in lands and places outside 
the said enclosure. Witnesses : Sir John atte Lee, Sir Edward de 
Kendale, Sir Edward Fitz Simond, Sir Thomas atte Hoo, Sir John de 
Bassyngboume, Thomas Fytlyng, Ralph Cressy, John de Somersham. 
Dated Westminster, 14 February 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that one part of this indenture sealed by the abbot 
and convent was delivered to Richard de Chesterfeld one of the king's 
chamberlains to put in the treasury as usual for safe custody. 

Feb. 25. To the mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. Order, for sure causes, 
Westminster, under pain of forfeiture, not to suffer any horses, hawks, woollen 
or linen thread, bows, arrows, bowstrings or other arms without the 
king's special command to be taken out of the realm, causing 
proclamation to be made forbidding under pain of forfeiture any man 
of whatsoever condition so to take or cause the same to be taken, 
making search in all ships, great and small, and all boats about to pass 
from the port of that town that no such thread, bows, arrows, strings 
and arms be put or hidden therein, arresting and safe keeping until 
further order all horses, hawks, bows, arrows, bowstrings and arras 
so found after the proclamation, with the ships and boats wherein they 
are put and the men who put them there, and certifjdng the king from 
time to time in chancery under seal of their action. By K. and C. 
[Feeder a. '] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton and of three other 
towns, the sheriffs of London, and to Robert de Herle constable of 
Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant. 

[Ihid.-] 



April 10. Richard atte Lese and William Vaux of Maydestan to Henry de 
Westminster. Gosebourne and John his brother. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent. 

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50 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 29c? — cont. 

April 12. John Leukenore of Sussex to Nicholas de Lovayne knight. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 201., to be levied etc. in Sussex. 

April 21. John de Northwode knight, son and heir of Roger de Northwode 
Westminster, knight, to Roger de Northwode knight his brother. Recognisance 
for 55L, to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Membrane 28i. 

Writing of William de Chiselden of Wilts, giving with warranty 
to Richard le Parker of Kings Langeleye and Alice his wife and to the 
heirs and assigns of the said Richard his estate in the lands, mills, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, rents and services sometime 
of Thomas Cheyndust in Kings Langeleye and Hemelhamstede, 
rendering to Emma who was wife of the said Thomas for her life 6 marks 
a year at Easter, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas by even 
portions, and after the death of the said Emma 5 marks a year at 
the same terms to Joan Cheyndust her daughter for her life, as by 
indentures made between the said William, Emma and Joan. Dated 
Kings Langeleye, Sunday before St. Gregory 38 Edward III. 
Witnesses : John Cheyne knight, John de Chilterne, John Castre, 
John Carpenter, William atte Hach. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
12 March. 

Writing of Richard Parker of King's Langeleye, being a release 

to William de Chiselden of Wilts of all actions for \\'arranties of the 

ands sometime of Thomas Cheyndust of Kings Langeleye and 

Hemelhamstede. Dated London, Monday after the Annunciation 

38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 16 April. 

Writing of Thomas Coun knight, being a general release to Simon 
de Neuton ' esquier,' his heirs and executors, of all actions real and 
personal. Dated London, 14 March 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 14 March. 

Writing of Simon de Neuton ' esquier,' being a like release to Thomas 
Coun knight, his heirs and executors. Dated {as the last). French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 15 March. 

Writing of Thomas, son and heir of Henry Peverel knight [militis), 
granting with warranty to Thomas Tyrell knight, his heirs and 
assigns, the reversion of the manor of Suthavene co. Suthampton, 
now held in dower by John de Sully knight and Isabel his wife for her 
life of the heritage of the said Thomas son of Henry, with reversion 
to him and his heirs. Witnesses : Walter de Haywode, John de 
Estbury, John Wydegod, Richard Angre, John Frank, Richard Monek, 
John London. Dated London, 12 April 38 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas, son and heir of Henry Peverel knight, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas Tirell knight, his heirs and 
assigns, of all manors, lands etc. which the said Thomas Tirell has 
of his gift in the towns of Bereford and Borescombe co. Wilts, and of 



38 EDWARD III. 



61 



18()4. 



Membrane 2Sd — cont. 



Suthavene, Northavene, Midolton, Penyton, Lyndhurst, Suthamp- 
ton, Maiiesbriggc, Alyngton, Boncyate, Cheleworth and Romesey co. 
Suthampton. Witnesses : Robert de la Mare, Lawrence de Sancto 
Martino knights, Thomas de Hungerford and others of Wilts, Walter 
de Haywode, Jolin Wydegode, Richard Angre, John Frank and otliers 
of the county of Suthampton. Dated London, 12 April 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 
15 April. 

Writing of Roger de Northwode knight, son of Sir Roger de 
Northwode knight, being the defeasance of recognisance to him made 
by Sir John de Northwode knight his brother, son and heir of his 
said father [above, p. 50), upon condition that Sir John, his heirs or 
executors, pay 101. at Michaelmas next. Si. at All Saints following, 
and lOZ. at the Purification following. Dated Tuesday the feast 
of St. George 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April. 



Membrane 21 d. 

April 18. Agnes de Northwode to Peter de Stonhurst. Recognisance for 40^, 
Westminster, to be levied, in. default of payment, of her lands and chattels in Kent. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
that Peter de Stonhurst may peaceably hold and enjoy the manor 
of KateshuU which Agnes de Northwode has by indenture leased 
to him for 20 years, with the rents and services of all her tenants 
in Erdington ; the said Peter further granting licence to the said Agnes 
or her heirs to alien the said manor, rents and services, saving the term 
aforesaid to him, his heirs and executors, and that if Agnes die within 
that term leaving an heir within age, whereby the king shall seize 
the wardship thereof, she nor her heirs shall take no hurt by reason of 
the said recognisance. Dated Westminster, 19 April 38 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 19 April. 

April 20. Thomas de Haselden of Yorkshire to Queen Philippa. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Eaveneser clerk, 
the said queen's attorney. 

April 5. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London, and the 
Westminster, searcher of forfeitures in the same. Order to make search as well 
on water as on land of all persons passing in ships and boats from 
the said port and singular the creeks and places near the same, that they 
do not without the king's special licence and command take with them 
from the realm gold or silver in coined money, the mass, plate, vessels, 
je\A'els or otherwise, arresting and safe keeping until further order 
all such gold and silver found in ships or boats about to pass without 
licence to foreign parts with the persons, ships and boats wherewith and 
wherein the same shall be found, and giving the king knowledge in chan- 
cery from time to time of such arrests ; as many merchants, pilgrims 



52 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 21d — cont. 

and others, fearing not forfeiture as the king has learned, have so 
taken and do daily take gold and silver, though the king lately caused 
proclamation to be made in singular the cities, boroughs, ports, 
towns and seaward places of the realm forbidding any man so to do 
under pain of forfeiture. By K. and C. 

[Fcedera.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs and the collectors in Sandwich 
and six other cities and towns, the collectors and bailiffs of Boston 
and Great Jernemuth, the bailiffs of Ravensere and 79 other towns and 
places, the mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby and two other towns, 
the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne on either side of the port 
and the collectors there, the sheriffs of London, William de la Vale 
chamberlain of Berwick upon Twede, the mayor and bailiffs and the 
collectors there, and to the prior of Tynemuth and the bailiffs of the 
town of Sheles. 

[Ibid.] 

April 28. To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to proceed 
Westminster, to take any inquisition affecting the manor of Sulferton mthout the 
presence of John Meriet knight or of his attorney ; as lately the king 
granted to Queen Philippa the wardship of all lands which were of 
John de Bello Campo of Somersete tenant in chief and are in the 
king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to 
hold until the lawful age of the said heir, and the said queen has 
demised that wardship to farm to John Meryet as the king has learned ; 
and now the said John Meriet has informed the king that the escheator, 
at the procurement of certain who are scheming to defraud the king 
of the said wardship, is proposing to take inquisitions of the said manor, 
whereof the said John de Bello Campo at his death was seised in his 
demesne as of fee and which is in the king's hand as aforesaid, which 
inquisitions, if taken in the absence of John Meriet, would tend to the 
prejudice of the king and queen and the disherison of the said heir. 

Membrane 26d. 

Charter of William de Pulteneye knight, giving with warranty to 
Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, one acre of wood 
in Eselynge co. Kent called Robertesgrof with the advowson of the 
church. Witnesses : Sir Stephen de Voloyns, Sir Lawrence de 
Breule, Sir Thomas Dapuldrefeld knights, Henry Dapuldrefeld, Arnald 
de Eselynge, John de Polle, Richard atte Welle. Dated Pensherst, 
19 April 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London 
22 April. 

Indenture made between Sir William de Pulteneye and Margaret his 
wife on the one part and Sir Nicholas de Lovayne of the other part, 
being a lease to farm to Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, imtil 
Michaelmas next and thenceforward for a term of 20 years, of 100 marks 
of rent which the said William has by a charter of the king to Sir John 
de Pulteneye his father, whose heir he is, and to the heirs male 
of Sir John's body, to be taken yearly by the hands of the sheriffs of 
London, to wit 501. of the Quenehuth and 25 marks of the farm of 
the said city due to the king, also of the manor of Swafham Prior 



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1364. Membrane 26d — cont. 

CO. Cantebrigge with the advowsou of the chapel thereof, the manor 
of PopeUr CO. Middlesex with tenements, mills, lands, meadows, 
pastures, rent and service in Stibenhithe, Estharame, Stratford, 
Edelmeton, Hakeneye, Brambele and Eldeforde, and other lands 
and rents in Wolwyche co. Kent, which by fine levied in the king's 
court the said William and Margaret have to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, with remainder for lack of such an heir to Guy de Lovayne 
and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of Sir William ; 
if the said JMargaret die after ten [or six] years from Michaelmas next 
in the life time of Sir William, the estate of Sir Nicholas in the premises 
shall cease at Michaelmas next after her decease, and Sir William may 
then again enter the premises, provided that if she die within the said 
ten years Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, may hold the same for that 
terra, and however soon she die after ten years the estate of Sir Nicholas 
shall not cease before 20 years unless William be living ; Sir Nicholas, 
his heirs and assigns, so long as they shall hold the premises, shall 
render to Sir William and Margaret during the life of William, and to 
the heirs male of their bodies after their deaths, 160 marks a year 
at Easter, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas by even portions, 
so that they be discharged of 100 marks from the day of William's 
death if he shall die without such an heir tnale, and thenceforward shall 
render to Margaret, and after her decease to the other heirs of the 
bodies of William and Margaret, and after their deaths to the said 
Guy and the heirs of his body, and for lack of such an heir to the right 
heirs of William 60 marks a year for the residue of the said term ; 
if Sir William shall have an heir female and none other begotten of the 
said Margaret, and shall after have an heir male begotten of another 
wife, Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, shall after the decease of 
Sir William pay to such heirs female 60 marks and to the said heirs 
male 100 marks a year during his estate ; power to Sir William and 
Margaret and to the heirs male of their bodies to distrain for arrears, 
to Margaret for her life if he die without an heir male, and to the 
other said heirs after her decease, and upon failure of such heirs to 
the said Guy and the heirs of his body, and to the right heirs of Sir William, 
or to the heirs female aforesaid for the said 60 marks and the heir male 
begotten as aforesaid for 100 marks, and to the heirs male of such 
heir male to enter and hold again the said rent granted by the king 
if the rent above reserved be in arrear the quarter of a year, 
and Sir Nicholas grants like power to those entitled to all the 
rents above reserved to enter again all the premises until thereof 
recompensed, provided always that upon recompense made Sir Nicholas, 
his heirs and assigns, may enter again for the term aforesaid ; Sir 
William grants that in case Sir Nicholas, his heirs or assigns, be put 
out or molested within the said term for any other cause not con- 
tained in this indenture, if it be not for waste, or if Sir William in his 
life time alien, grant or lease the premises or parcel thereof, or grant 
the reversion to any without the assent and special licence of Sir 

Membrane 25d. 

Nicholas, Sir Nicholas shall hold the premises to him, his heirs and 
assigns for ever, quit of Sir William and his heirs ; warranty by Sir 
William and his heirs in form aforesaid. Sir Nicholas, his heirs and 
assigns, performing the services due for the premises to the chief 



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lords during their said term. Dated London, Monday the feast of 
St. Edward K. and M. 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery 
at London, 22 April. 

Writing of Roger atte G-arstone, son and heir of John atte Garstone 
of Blecchyngleghe co. Surrey, being a gift and quitclaim with 
warranty to William de Burton citizen and goldsmith of London, his 
heirs and assigns, of the lands and rents in the parish of Blecchyngleghe, 
with woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, ways, paths, 
hedges, ditches etc. which came or may come to the said Roger by 
inheritance after the death of his said father. Witnesses : John 
Hiltoft, John de Bures, Simon de Benyngton, William de Essex, John 
Currant, John de Gravelee, William Baldewyne. Dated London, 
Thursday 18 April 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April. 

Writing of Margaret daughter of Richard Cretyng, being a demise 
and quitclaim with warranty to John de Montpilers and Joan his 
wife, their heirs and assigns, of the lands by her lately purchased 
jointly with the said John and Joan in Cretyng St. Peter, Cretyng 
All Saints, Cretyng St. Mary, Cretyng St. Olave, Stowe, Neuton, 
Saxton, Stonham Earls, Combys and Berkyng, and of all the tenements 
which lately descended to her by inheritance after the death of her 
said father. Dated London, Friday after All Saints 36 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April this year. 

Writing of John Nowers of Gothurst, being a grant and quitclaim 
with warranty to John Barkere of Olneye, his heirs and assigns, of the 
manor and all tenements in Westone Underwode co. Buckingham, 
and all rents thereof issuing, which the said John Barkere holds of the 
demise of the said John Nowers. Witnesses : Thomas de Reynes 
knight, Richard Chaunberleyn knight, John de Ayllesbury knight, 
Edmund Fitz John of Hamslape, John Fitz Richard of Olneye, John 
Chaunburleyn, John Cane of Shiryngton, John Grenewych of Westone. 
Dated Westone aforesaid, 9 March 38 Edward III. ' 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April, 

Writing of John Nowers of Gothurst, being a grant with warranty 
to John Barkere of Olneye, his heirs and assigns, of a yearly rent 
of 8 marks to be taken of his tenements in Chestre and Lufwyk 
CO. Norhampton, namely 4 marks at the feast of St. Thomas the 
Apostle and 4 marks at Midsummer, with power of distraint if the 
same be in arrear. Witnesses : Thomas de Reynes, John de 
Aylesbury knights, Edmund Fitz John, John Fitz Richard, John 
Cane, John Caunburleyn. Dated Gothurst, 16 April 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April. 

Indenture made between John Nowers of Gothurst and John 
Barkere of Olneye, being a defeasance of the rent granted by the 
foregoing writing, upon condition that John Nowers and Maud his wife 
and their heirs shall make no claim to any of the tenements which 
John Barkere holds in Westone Underwode. Witnesses and date 
{as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 25 April. 



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65 



1304. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 



April 25, Richard de Willesford to William Savage of Quappclade and John 
Westminster, de Folkyugham clerk. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 

April 27. William Sonierby parson of St. [Mary] Magdalene Mylkstrete and 
Weatminstor. Simon Reynliam citizen and mercer of London to Master William 
Tctlyngbery clerk and William Knotte. Recognisance for 100^, 
to be levied etc. in the said city. 



Membrane 24fZ. 

Indenture made between Simon bishop of London, Sir Hugh de 
Radevve knight, John Aubrey of London, William de Maldon and Sir 
William de Newerk chaplain of the one part, and Nicholas son and heir 
of Sir William de la More of the other part, whereby the said Nicholas 
grants to the said bishop and others, their heirs and assigns, the 
remainder of the manor called Ic Morehall co. Essex and the lands and 
tenements which John de Mounteney and Cicely his wife hold for her 
life of the heritage and by lease of the said Nicholas with reversion to 
Nicholas and his heirs, rendering to him and his heirs 20 marks during 
her life, together with the said rent to him payable during the life 
of the said Cicely, upon condition that so soon as the said Nicholas 
shall return from over sea, and shall pay 201. to the said Sir Hugh 
and John or one of them or to the executors of one of them, in case 
so much be not received of the 20 marks yearly before mentioned or 
of the profits of the said land if Cicely die, or shall pay so much as shall 
be lacking of that sum after allowance made of the receipts above 
mentioned, if the said bishop and others after being contented 
of the said sum to Sir Hugh and John paid as aforesaid or of the rent 
or profits as before limited, shall not within one month after being 
by him required so to do make an estate in fee simple or other estate 
to Nicholas or to others as he shall appoint, this grant shall be of none 
effect, the said estate in remainder shall cease, and it shall be lawful 
for the said Nicholas to take again the said rent and after the death of 
the said Cicely to enter the said lands without debate or claim of them 
or their heirs ; and in case the said Nicholas shall not return and 
content the said Hugh and John as aforesaid this grant of the said 
reversion and rent shall remain in force. One part of this indenture 
to remain \vith the bishop, a second with the said Sir Hugh, John, 
\Mlliam and William, the tliird with the said Nicholas. Dated London, 
10 April 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Nicholas, 28 April. 

April 29. Bertram Mountburghcher knight and Nicholas Mountburghcher 
Westminster, to Roger de Woderyngton. Recognisance for 622 marks, to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 28. John de Clierleton of Middlesex to Henry de Ingelby, Thomas de 
Westminster. Neuby and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 80 marks, 
to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John shall 
pay 40 marks on the feast of All Saints next. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Michael. 



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1364. Membrane 24d — cont. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
Westminster, forest of Morf according to the form of the capitula which follow, 
so that the regard be made before the feast of the Assumption 
(Assumpcionis domini) next. 

Capitula. 

April 22. The like writ and capitula to the sheriff of Wilts, to cause a regard 
Westminster, to be made in the forest of Bradene before St. Peters Chains next. 

Feb. 10. The like to the sheriff of Salop, to cause a regard to be made in the 
Westminster, forest of Morf before the Ascension next. 

Membrane 23d. 

May 3. John Fraunk of the county of Suthampton to William de Edynton 

Westminster, bishop of Winchester. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of 
Suthampton. 

May 3. The same John Fraunk to the said bishop. Recognisance for other 

Westminster. 500 marks, to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton. 

May 3. John de Rokwode of Suffolk to Richard de Everdon and Henry 

Westminster, his brother. Recognisance for lOOZ., to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Richard de Everden and Henry his brother, being a 
defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Stephen 
Bacon and Beatrice his wife of the county of Suffolk by fine to be levied 
in the king's court shall within a year release to the said Richard and 
Henry, William Cheddre, William Taillour of Burnham chaplain and 
Walter de Tentebury, or to their assigns, all right which the said 
Beatrice may have in the third part of the manor of Childokford 
formerly hers, and that when Thomas de Rokwode brother of the said 
John shall come to England to any of the counties of Suffolk, Northfolk 
or Essex, he shall within a year after his coming make a release to 
the persons above named or their assigns sufficient to extinguish his 
right in the said tliird part, and shall cause the same to be enrolled 
in chancery ; and if no such fine be levied or release made, the said 
recognisance shall be in suspense so long as the said Richard and Henry, 
their heirs and assigns, shall peaceably have and enjoy the said third 
part without losing any parcel thereof by judgment at the suit of the 
said Stephen and Beatrice, of the heirs of Beatrice, or of the said 
Thomas and his heirs, or being therefrom ousted by any of them ; the 
said fine to be levied at the cost of the tenants of the said third part 
for the time being. Dated Saturday after St. Philip and St. James 
38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May. 

Charter of John de Rokwode of Suffolk, giving with bond for 
warranty to Richard de Everdon chaplain, Henry his brother, William 
de Cheddre, WilUam le Taillour of Burnham and Walter de Tentebury, 
their heirs and assigns, the reversion of the manor of Childokford 
CO. Dorset with the advowson of a mediety of the church, and the 



38 EDWARD III. 67 



1364. Membrane 2M — cant. 

reversion of all lands, rents and services etc. which Edmund Baniabe 
now holds for a toiiu of years in the said town and in Okford Skillyng 
and Fitelford ^^ith reversion to the grantor and his heirs, with the 
ponds and the liberties and free customs thereto belonging. Dated 
Saturday before St. John ante portam Latinam 38 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May. 

May 7. Richai'd de Horseley to Alan de Heton knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for G6/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Northumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 7. The said Richard to Edward de Letham knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 66^., to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 

June 10. To Ralph de Neville, William de Aton, Thomas Ughtred, WiUiam de 
Westminster. Skipwyth, William Playce, John Moubray, William de Ryse and 
John de Wilton. Order to stay altogether any further execution of 
the king's late commission by letters patent appointing them, seven, 
six, five, four, three and two of them of whom either John Moubray or 
Thomas de Ingelby [sic) should be one, at the suit of Idonea de 
Percy, as justices to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses 
against her committed by Isabel who was wife of Walter Faucomberge 
and tenant of Queen Philippa (otherwise called Isabel who was wife 
of Roger de Burton knight) and others in the commission named at 
Semer, Lekyngfeld, Catton, Nafferton and Esyngwald, telling the said 
Idonea on the king's behalf to pursue her plaint before the justices of 
either Bench if she think fit ; as for particular causes set forth 
before him and the council the king has revoked the said commission. 

By K. and C. 

June 10. To Ralph de Neville, John Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby. Order 
Westminster, to stay altogether any further execution of the king's late commissions by 
letters patent appointing them and several other lieges, of whom either 
the said John or Thomas was to be one, to hear and determine certain 
alleged trespasses and mischiefs committed at divers times and at divers 
places in Yorkshire, as well against the king as Idonea de Percy and 
John de Couseby, by Isabel who was wife of Walter Faucomberge 
and tenant of Queen Pliilippa (otherwise called Isabel who was 
wife of Roger de Burton knight) and others in the commissions 
contained, telling the said Idonea and John on the king's behalf to 
pursue their plaints before the justices of either Bench if they think 
fit, and sending before the king within fifteen days after Michaelmas 
the records and processes whatsoever touching their commissions ; 
as for particular causes set forth before the king and council the king 
has revoked the said commissions. By K. and C. 

Membrane 22d. 

June 16. To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order to continue in the state they now are in 
until the next coming of the said justices to the king and council at 
Westminster the processes before them begun against John de Blakeneye 
of London, Nicholas Curteys, John RagenhuU, Nicholas servant of 
William de Bury, Thomas de Wylford, Ralph Dobble, Thomas de 



58 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 22d — cont. 

Lincoln of London, Thomas de Mokkyng, Thomas de Frensted, Thomas 
Hore, John Condestede, Stephen de Gloucestre, and John Wroth 
fishers of the city of London by reason of their indictments, not 
troubling the said fishers for that cause ; as the king has learned that 
certain fishers of that city are indicted for divers excesses touching 
the buying and selling of fish at Blakeneye and elsewhere in Norliolk, 
and therefore fear to come thither to buy fish, whereby fish are 
dearer in London than they used to be, and petition is made to the king 
for remedy to save himself harmless and the whole people ; and the 
king considers that such excesses may be debated and terminated 
before him and the council at Westminster better than elsewhere. 

By K. and C. 

To the guardian of Ireland and the chancellor there for the time 
being, or to their representatives. Order not to trouble Maurice earl 
of Kildare, John Husee, Richard White, Richard Plunket and Simon 
Flemyng by reason of their leaving Ireland and coming to this realm, 
nor the ship which brought them hither, the master or seamen 
thereof ; as it is shewn the king on behalf of the said earl and the 
others that they had licence of the council in Ireland to come to England, 
Simon to survey his lands there, the others because they were chosen 
by certain of the commons of Ireland to come upon business affecting 
the state of Ireland, that after such licence had proclamation was 
by the council made on the king's behalf forbidding any person or 
ship to pass from Ireland without the king's special licence, that they 
notwithstanding that proclamation went on board a ship in the port of 
Dublin and came hither, and that they fear to be hereafter impeached 
by the said council bj'^ reason of such departure ; and the king has 
pardoned their trespasses herein. By K. 

Jan. 25. Brother John Pavely prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
Westminster, in England to the archbishop of York and the chapter of St. Peter 
York. Recognisance for 100^., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in IMiddlesex. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
that the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England and their successors, so long as they shall have posses- 
sion of a mediety of the church of Derfeld, the advowson v^hereof 
was to them given by Sir John de Grey of Rotherfeld knight, 
and the said mediety appropriated to them by John archbishop of 
York with assent of his chapter of York, shall pay every year at 
York to the archbishop of York and to the chapter of York at 
Martinmas and Whitsuntide or within one month after by even por- 
tions a yearly pension of 8 marks to them reserved in accordance 
with the appropriation of the said mediety to the said prior and 
brethren made as aforesaid, to wit 2 marks to the archbishop and 
his successors, 1 mark to the said chapter, and 5 marks to the censer 
bearers of the choir of York in aid of their maintenance, for greater 
security whereof the said recognisance is made ; or else that the 
appropriation shall not be put in execution, or shall be annulled or 
of none effect in time to come. Any acquittance under the seal of 
the archbishop, his successors, or their executors without that of 
the chapter, or under the seal of the chapter without that of the 
archbishop, shall be void. Dated Clerkenwell, 30 January 38 Edward III. 
French. 



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1364. Membrane 22d — cont. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the archbishop and chapter 
at York 18 March before Tliomas de Ingelby, by virtue of a writ of 
dedimus potestateni to him addressed, which is on the files of chancery 
for this year. 

Membrane 2ld. 

Indenture made between Sir Ingelram lord of Coucy and Joan who 
was wife of John de Coupeland whereby, in presence of William de 
Wykeham keeper of the privy seal and others of the council, acknow- 
ledging her estate to be for term of her life in the manor of Coghull co. 
York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members in 
Westmorland and Cumberland, a moiety of the manor of Ulreston, the 
manors of Mourholm, Warton, Kerneford and Lyndheved co. Lan- 
caster to her granted by charter of the king with the fees, advowsons 
etc. thereto pertaining, and power for her, her assigns and tenants, 
to take of the parks and woods thereof for building, burning, making 
and enclosing parks and hays, ' housebote and hayebote ' and other 
needs without impeachment of waste, provided only that they may 
not give or sell the same or any parcel thereof or trees growing 
therein, and acknowledging likewise her estate to be for life 
in all the lands which were of Sir Robert de Coucy in Yorkshire, 
Lancashire and Westmorland, the fees and advowsons excepted, 
and which she holds by another charter of the king, rendering to him 
100 marks a year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, which 
yearly sum, fees and advowsons the king has by charter granted to 
Sir Ingelram and his heirs for ever, and by the same charter has granted 
to him and liis heirs the reversion of the manors, moieties and 
lands with the appurtenances aforesaid after her death, the said Joan 
attorns tenant to Sir Ingelram for the manors, moieties and lands 
aforesaid, as heretofore to the king, and has done fealty, saving 
always her estate aforesaid ; and for this attornment Sir Ingelram 
confirms the premises to her for life with warranty thereof, to hold 
of him and his heirs, rendering to them 100 marks a year, and grants 
that she and her heirs shall not be impeached for waste but only for 
gift or sale as aforesaid, the said Joan promising to sue to the 
profit of Sir Ingelram any others who shall make waste in the said 
parks, saving to her reasonable costs in such suit. One part remain- 
ing mth the king sealed by both parties, another with Sir Ingelram 
sealed by Joan, the third remaining with Joan sealed by Sir Ingelram. 
Dated London, Monday before Whitsuntide 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May, in the 
chancery at the Whitefriars {apud mansum fratrum ordinis beate Marie 
de Monte Garmeli). 

Indenture whereby Sir Ingelram lord of Coucy grants that, whereas 
Joan who was wife of John de Coupeland, by charter of the king 
made to her said husband and to her, holds for life all the lands that 
were of Sir Robert de Coucy in Lancashire, Westmorland and 
Yorkshire, rendering 100 marks a year at Easter and Michaelmas 
by even portions, which yearly sum mth the reversion of the premises 
has by charter of the king been granted to Sir Ingelram and his heirs 
for ever, the said terms shall be postponed and changed to 
Whitsuntide and Martinmas, and Joan or her assigns shall not during 
her hfe be compelled nor distrained to pay the same but only at the 



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May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



1864. Membrane 21d — cont. 

terms last mentioned ; and Joan binds herself to pay the said sum 
every year at London at Whitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, 
provided she or her assigns be not compelled nor distrained to pay 
at the other terms aforesaid, with power to Sir Ingelram and his heirs 
to distrain if the same be in arrear at any time. Dated London, 
Wednesday before Whitsuntide 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May {as the last). 

Edmund Maunsel to Edmund Laurence and John de Lancastre 
clerk. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Lancashire. 

Walter Salle of Horton to John de Brampton clerk. Recognisance 
for 6 marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriflE of Suffolk. Order, upon the petition of William 
Storye, to stay the exigents against him by the mainprise of Reynold 
Hervy and Robert de Dersham of Suffolk, bringing this writ before 
the justices of the Bench on the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; 
as on behalf of the said William it is shewn the king that Roger de 
Westbery is impleading him by writ before the said justices to render 
him chattels to the value of 405., that though William has sufficient 
lands, goods and chattels whereby he may be distrained, he is put in 
exigents in that county to be outlawed for that the sheriff has returned 
that he had no such lands or goods, and for that he came not before 
the justices on the day named in the said writ to answer Roger 
thereupon, and that he is ready so to answer and to stand to right 
thereupon ; and the said Reynold and Robert have mainperned 
under a pain of 405. to have his body before the said justices on 
the day aforesaid. By C. 

May 30. John Porter of Wobourne Chapelle to Thomas de Bradewell knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for lOOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 30. Richard de Bonyngton and William Breteuille to John le Porter 
Westminster, of Wouburne Chapelle. Recognisance for lOOZ., to be levied etc. 
in Bedfordshire. 

Membrane 20d. 

Memorandum that on Thursday 9 May 38 Edward III, by the king's 
command, the mayor, recorder and sheriffs, five of the aldermen and 
eight of the commoners of the city of London came before the chancellor, 
the treasurer, the clerk of the privy seal and others of his council at 
Whitefriars (a les freres du Carme), and were by the council charged 
to advise what persons of the city of London ought to have and enjoy 
the liberties granted by the king and his forefathers to the citizens 
thereof ; who said that formerly they were so charged by the council, 
when they caused the aldermen and the greater part of the commoners 
of the city to assemble at the ' Gihall,' and then by their common 
assent reported to the council, as they were informed, that according 
to the ancient usages and customs thereof all tenants of the city, 



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Membrane 20d — cont. 



by reason of their tenements and not of their persona, arc and of 
all time wore denizablo, that every man of the city sworn to the 
liberties thereof who is in lot and in scot bearing the charges thereof, 
and also the heii"s of those enfranchised, may devise their tenements 
as well to mortmain as to secular persons, that others having tenements 
therein who are not so sworn nor bear the said charges, albeit 
they hold the same, may not devise their tenements to mortmain ; 
and the said mayor, recorder, sheriffs and aldermen at their first coming 
before the council made protestation that, if hereafter they should bo 
better informed of the premises, they might shew that which they 
should learn by such information, and on the same day at their latter 
coming said that they were not advised nor informed nor of other 
mind than before, and further that no man having tenements in the 
said city who is not sworn nor bears the charges thereof shall have or 
enjoy the liberties thereof so as to devise them to mortmain more 
than one who has no tenement therein and dwells twenty leagues 
away, as appears by charter of the late king to the citizens made in 
the 12th year of his reign, wherein it is declared which of the citizens 
ought to enjoy the said liberties and which not, in which charter, 
after declaration made of those who shall be enfranchised in the city 
and enjoy the liberties, it is expressly contained that the king has 
granted the said liberties to the said citizens, who may not be under- 
stood as other than those in that charter declared to have and enjoy 
the same. French. 

[Fcedera. Compare Liber Cusiumarum, Rolls Series, pp. 268-273.] 

Writing of John son and heir of Henry Baudewyne, being a quitclaim 
to Alice who was wife of John de Poghlee, her heirs and assigns, of the 
lands of her said husband which she now holds in Burnham, Estburnham, 
Brutewell, Dorneye and Cippenham. Witnesses : John de Hunter- 
combe knight, William de Saundresdon, Richard Darches, 
William de Hatfeld, Richard Gregory the elder, Richard Gregory the 
younger, Walter de Salle. Dated Burnham, Satm-day after Trinity 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 May. 

May 31. Adam Hobeldod of Swaveseye to Nicholas Damori knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 361. 16d. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Cambridgeshire. 

I Writing of John, son of John de Cepham and Elizabeth his wife, 

granting with warranty to Geoffrey Schrop, his heirs and assigns, the 
reversion of the manor of Gony Ides bury, now held for life by John 
Braye of Middlesex of the demise of the said John de Cepham and 
Elizabeth with reversion to the said John the son and to his heirs. 
Dated Gonjddesbury, 10 October 37 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June this year. 

June 3. John abbot of Bruern, for himself and the convent, to John de 

Westmii ter. Noweres knight. Recognisance for 50 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Oxfordshire. 

Writing of John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire, being a grant 
and quitclaim with warranty to John de la Hale knight and Joan his 



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wife, the heirs and assigns of the said John de la Hale, of the third 
part of the manor of Penyton by Lemynton, and the lands, rents and 
services, woods, meadows, feedings and pastures in Penyton, Est 
Ebbeford, Hardebrigge and Fordynggebrigge late of John de Acton 
knight, held at the date of these presents by John de la Hale and 
Joan for the life of Joan of the heritage of John de Poyntz. Witnesses : 
Sir John de Brewes, Sir Henry le Moigne, Sir Thomas de Blount knights, 
William Fylol, Walter de Perle, Richard de Wrotham. Dated Tarent 
Villers, 12 May 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 June. 

Charter of John de la Hale knight of Dorset, being the defeasance 
of a statute merchant made at London whereby Sir John du Poyntz 
of Gloucestershire is bound to him in 5001. paya-ble at Tarent Villers 
by Easter next, upon condition that John du Poyntz, his heirs or 
assigns, pay to John de la Hale and Joan his wife a rent of 
531. Gs. 8d. a year to them reserved for Joan's life in a lease of the 
manor of Irenacton co. Gloucester. Dated 3 June 38 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 June. 

Membrane IQd. 

June 3. John de la Hale of Dorset to John de Poyntz knight of Gloucester- 

Westminster, shire. Recognisance for 5001., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Dorset. 



Writing of John du Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire, being a 
defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Joan 
wife of Sir John de la Hale shall not recover the manor of Irenacton 
against John du Poyntz, his heirs or assigns, by judgment in the king's 
court, or shall so recover the same but not put the judgment in execu- 
tion, or that slie shall die in the lifetime of Sir John, or without such 
judgment rendered, or execution thereof made. Dated 8 June 
38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Poyntz, 8 June. 

June 3. John de la Hale knight of Dorset to John de Poyntz knight of 

Westminster. Gloucestershire. Recognisance for 101., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Dorset. 

Indenture made between John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire 
and John de la Hale knight of Dorset, being a defeasance of the 
foregoing recognisance, upon condition that John de Poyntz, his heirs 
or assigns, may peaceably hold the manor of Irenacton co. Gloucester 
according to the grant of John de la Hale and Joan his wife, without 
being impleaded at the suit of Joan by writ of cui in vita, or that 
if so impleaded the heirs or executors of John de la Hale shall 
at Tarente Villers co. Dorset upon due warning within half a j'ear 
recompense him for his costs. Dated Tajente aforesaid, 6 June 
38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Poyntz, 8 June. 

June 6. Lewis Bledlowe of Takeleye to William Barle of Hunden. 

Westminster. Recognisance for QOl. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 



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Seman GefTray to John son of John de Sheffeld. Recognisance 
for 20/., to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 



June 6. Ralph Tinvhit to the prior of Merton. Recognisance for 201., to 

Westminster, be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton. 

June 6. The prior of Merton, for himself and the convent, to Ralph Tirwhit. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Surrey. 

June 6. To James le Botiller guardian of Ireland or to his representative. 

Westminster. Order not to hold sessions or pleas in the parts of Mounester, nor to suffer 
them to be held by others, by virtue of his office or otlierwise, before 
the coming of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant 
in Ireland, and if any have been there held, to cause them to be 
removed and transferred to other parts of Ireland ; as for particular 
causes set forth before the king and council, the king would not 
that any pleas or sessions of justices be held in Mounester before 
the coming of the said duke, who is now with the king in England. 

By K. and C. 

June 6. To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to send writs under the king's 

Westminster, seal used in Ireland to the guardian and other the judges (if any) 
holding or appointed to hold sessions in Mounester, commanding them 
to stay the holding of sessions and pleas there until the coming of 
Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son ; as for particular causes set 
forth before the king and council, the king would not that such pleas 
and sessions be there held before the said duke's coming by reason of 
the said guardian's office or otherwise. By K. and C. 

Writing of Thomas son of William de Hagh co. Lincoln, being a 
quitclaim to Robert Cartere of Fulkyngham, John, Robert, Joan 
and Beatrice his children and every of them, and to the issue of 
every of them, of all actions of villenage and all other actions real 
and personal. Witnesses : Henry Hasty and John Broun of 
Lyncolnshire, John Aubrey and John de Someresham citizens of 
London, Sir William de Newerk. Dated London, Friday after St. 
Barnabas 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 June. 

June 20. To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, before the king. Order at their discretion to continue their sessions 

in Norflolk and Suffolk all this term, if it shall seem to them to be for 

the advantage of the king and people so to do. By K. and C. 

June 14. To the guardian and the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. 
Westminster. Order to take into the king's hand all dissensions and debates which 
have arisen between his subjects, and to cause them to be appeased 
by the best means they may, causing proclamation to be made 
throughout Ireland, within liberties and without, forbidding any 
of the English, the king's subjects born in England or in Ireland, 
henceforth to make or procure dissensions, disturbances or debates 
between them under pain of two years' imprisonment and payment 
of ransom at the king's will, and taking and imprisoning any who 



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shall be found so doing after the proclamation until other order be 
taken for their punishment ; as the king has learned by the report of 
many that there are divers dissensions and debates arisen between the 
English born in England and the English born in Ireland his sub- 
jects, whereby in times past hurt and peril has happened in Ireland, and 
Avorse is feared unless the same be speedily appeased. By K. and C. 
[Feeder a.] 

Membrane ISd. 

Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a quitclaim to John 
Dyngelee of a messuage in Suthwerk sometime of Alice who was wife 
of William Cros late fishmonger of London. Dated Suthwerk, 26 May 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June. 

Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a quitclaim to Edmund 
son of Edmund de Lenham, and to Sibyl sister of the said Edmund 
the son, af a messuage in Suthwerk sometime of Alice who was wife 
of William Cros late fishmonger of London. Dated Suthwerk, (a« 
the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June. 

Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a general release to John de 
Leuesham, Robert atte Doune and John atte Wode of all actions 
real and personal. Dated Suthwerk, 27 May 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June. 

June 10. John de Holt to William Peyto the elder. Recognisance for iOl., 
Westminstor. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Norhamptonshire . 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 12. Martin Eisshacre to William Cary. Recognisance for 300/., to be 
Westminster, levied etc. in Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Stighull and William Cary to Guy de Briene. Recognisance 
for 40L, to be levied etc. in Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Warin de Lisle to Guy de Briene, William Styghull and Walter de 
Clopton. Recognisance for 600L, to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Guy. 

Indenture made between Warin del Isle knight of the one part 
and Guy de Bryene knight, William Stighull and Walter de Clopton 
of the other part, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, 
upon condition that the said Warin, his heirs or executors, shall pay to 
the said Guy, William and Walter or one of them, or to their attorney, 
at London at ' Bakwell Hall ' in the ward of Bassynghawe 50Z. at 
Midsummer next, 501. at Michaelmas following, 501.- at Christmas 
following, 50^ at Easter following, 501. at Midsummer following, and 
50Z. at Michaelmas following or within a quinzaine after each of those 
feasts, they having an acquittance ready at each term to deliver to him ; 



38 EDWARD III. 



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and after the last payment they ^vill go into the chancery and cause 
the said recognisance to be annulled. Dated London, Friday after 
St. l^arnabas 38 Edwaid III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 Juno. 

June 13. William Cary to Martin de Fissliacre. Recognisance for 40/., to 

VVestminstor. be levied, in default of paj'^ment, of his lands and chattels in Devon. 

June 14. William Cary to John Meryet knight. Recognisance for 201., to be 
Westminster, levied etc. in Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 15. Margaret who was wife of Henry Pycard of London to Richard earl of 
Westminster. Arundell. Recognisance for 400/., to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane lid. 

Charter of Stephen de Cosynton knight of Kent, giving with 
warranty to Peter de Lacy clerk and John Pyel citizen of London, 
and to the heirs and assigns of the said John, his manor of Cosynton 
in the parishes of Aylesford and Boxle, his manor of Akrise in the parish 
of Akrise, his manor of Mounte in the parish of Elham, his manors of 
Grcne and Cosynton in the parishes of Northflet, Suthfiete and 
Swanescompe, and all other his lands, rents and services in Kent 
■\^'ith his goods and chattels therein moveable and immovable. 
Witnesses : Sir John de Cobeham, Sir Arnald Sauvage, Sir Stephen de 
Valence, Sir Thomas de Apuldrefeld knights, William Pympe, 
William de Apuldrefeld, Geoffrey Colepeper, John Rous. Dated 
Great Cosynton, Tuesday the feast of St. Barnabas 38 Edward III. 

Writing of Stephen de Cosynton knight of Kent, being a letter of 
attorney to Sir Thomas de Berton clerk, Adam Esmon, John Courtgate, 
Gilbert Richard and John Campion to deliver to Peter de Lacy clerk 
and John Pyel citizen of London seisin of the manors of Cosynton 
in the parishes of Aylesford and Boxlee, Akrise in the parish of Akrise, 
Mounte in the parish of Elham, Grene and Cosynton in the parishes 
of Northflete, Suthflete and Swanescompe, and all other his lands, 
rents and services in Kent, according to a charter of feoffment. Dated 
{as the last.) 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
letter, 14 June. 



Writing of William de Cosynton knight, son of Stephen de Cosynton 
knight of Kent, being a quitclaim with warranty to Peter de Lacy 
clerk and John Pyel citizen of London, the heirs and assigns of the said 
John, of the manor of Cosynton in the parish of Aylesford and Boxlee, 
the manor of Akrise in the parish of Akrise, the manor of Mounte 
in the parish of Elham, the manors of Grene and Cosynton in the 
parishes of Northflete, Southflete and Swanescompe, and all other 
the lands, rents and services which were of the said Stephen in Kent, 
all which they have of the gift and feoffment of the said Stephen. 
Witnesses : Sir John de Cobeham, Sir Arnald Sauvage, Sir Stephen de 

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June 12. 
Westminster, 



June 22. 
Westminster, 



June 25. 
Westminstor. 



Membrane lid — cont. 
Thomas de Apuldrefeld knights, 



Valence, Sir Thomas de Apuldrefeld knights, William Pympe, 
William de Apuldrefeld, Geoffrey Colepere {sic), John Rous. Dated 
Great Cosynton, 18 June 38 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 June. 

To William de Eyncheden and William de Wychyngham justices 
of assize in Kent. Order not to proceed without advising the 
king to take any assize before them arraigned of lands, rents and 
services in Derteford and Stone given to the king, his heirs and assigns, 
by charter of Thomas Houchon of Derteford, Roger Ball and William 
Folleswych of Derteford, or of any parcel thereof ; as the said Thomas, 
Roger and William lately so gave all their lands, rents and services there 
which they had of the gift and feoffment of Robert Mount, as appears 
by inspection of an enrolment of their said charter upon the rolls of 
chancery ; and now the king has learned that John Wynchestre of South- 
flete, Cicely his wife and others by divers writs have arraigned 
assizes of novel disseisin against Maud prioress of Derteford con- 
cerning tenements in Derteford and Stone which are those so given 
to the king. By K. 

Writing of John Shench, being a quitclaim with warranty to Joan 
who was wife of Reynold de Cobeham knight of the manor and 
advowson of Okstede and all lands, rents and services in that town 
and elsewhere in Surrey, willing that she shall have and hold the 
premises to her, her heirs and assigns. Dated Lyngefeld, Sunday after 
St. Barnabas 38 Edward III, Witnesses : John de Hadresham, 
Adam de Ivyngefeld, John de Gaynesford, John atte Ware, Ralph atte 
HuUe. And because the seal of the said John Shench is unknown to 
many, he has procured the seals of the said witnesses and of Robert de 
Beleknappe and William de Cobeham to be set to these presents. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 June. 

Robert de Neville of Horneby knight to Robert de SA\'ylyngton 
knight. Recognisance for 1,000Z. payable at Michaelmas next, to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Lancashire. 

The said Robert de Neville to the said Robert de Swylyngton. 
Recognisance for 1,000Z. payable at Christmas next, to be levied etc. 
in Lancashire. ^ 

William de ChrchuU {sic) parson of Chertham to Richard de 
Ravenser clerk. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Kent. 

Indenture made between John de Mounteny and Cicely his wife 
of the one part and Alice de Chelham of the other part, being an 
attornment to the said Alice for 65. 8d. for Easter term last, in part 
payment of 10 marks yearly to her granted for life by Nicholas atte 
Mere to be taken at four terms in the year by the hands of Ralph Wolsy 
and the said Cicely then his wife, out of the 20 marks yearly rent to the 
said Nicholas reserved by his writing indented, whereby he granted to the 
said Ralph and Cicely for their lives his manor of la More in Wry tele ; 
and the said Alice confesses that she has received of the said John and 



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Cicely all arrears to date, and grants that henceforth during hor life 
they shall bo discharged toward her and her assigns of 4 marks of 
the said 10 marks, John and Cicely granting her power of distraint 
in the said manor if the G marks remaining bo in arrear. Dated 
London, 'Jluirsday after St. Barnabas 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 27 June. 

June 27. John de Mildecumbe of Oxfordshire to John atte Wode of 
Wefltminster. Worcestershire. Recognisance for 1,000L, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire. 

Jolm de Mildecumbe to Thomas de Compeworth, Recognisance 
for 1,000^., to bo levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

Membrane I6cZ. 

Indenture of accord between the abbot and convent of Bonrepos [de 
Bona Requie) in Brittany and the abbot and convent of Sawtry (Salteria) 
between whom pleas and debates were lately moved touching a writing 
produced by the abbot and convent of Bonrepos under name of the 
abbot and convent of Sawtry with demand for a yearly farm of 
80 marks for ever for the churches of Fulborne, Hunygham, Costesey 
and Fendrayton, which writing the abbot and convent of Saw^try 
altogether denied, and set forth another writing of prior date which 
contained that they should have the said churches for ever at a yearly 
fee farm of 60 marks only, and the abbot and convent of Bonrepos, 
protesting that they do not acknowledge the 60 marks only of yearly 
farm to be due, claimed the whole sum of 80 marks ; whereupon by the 
intervention of friends it is agreed that the abbot and convent of Sawtry 
shall pay yearly for the farm of the said churches for ever 60 marks 
which they acknowledge to be due from of old time, and 10 marks 
yearly farm beside, the whole to be paid on the feast of the 
Beheading of St. John Baptist or on the eighth day after in the 
cathedral church of St. Paul London before the cross ' atte 
Northdore ' to the abbot and convent of Bonrepos or to their proctor ; 
and for greater security the abbot of Sawtry or his successors shall 
by themselves or their attorneys come before the justices of the Bench 
on the morrow of St. John Baptist next, to a writ to be by the abbot 
of Bonrepos or his successors brought concerning the said rent, and 
shall acknowledge this deed, so that the abbot of Bonrepos shall in 
that court recover the said rent ; the abbot and convent of Bonrepos 
grant that a recognisance in chancery made by the abbot of Sawtry 
for 40 marks shall remain without execution, upon condition that 
the abbot of Sawtry or his successors shall make such acknowledgment, 
and after such recovery shall yearly pay the rent as aforesaid, but 
in case of default as well the said recognisance as another recognisance 
for 40 marks made to the king shall be put in execution ; the abbot 
and convent of Sawtry bind themselves in 40 marks, to be payable 
within the quinzaine of their default in any subsequent payment of the 
said rent, for payment thereof and for observance of the covenants above 
rehearsed, binding also their successors and all their goods ; and the 
abbot and convent of Bonrepos grant that henceforth they will cliam 
no greater farm of the said churches than 70 marks, but that for that 



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yearly sum the abbot and convent of Sawtry and their successors 
shall have and hold the said churches for ever. Dated Sawtry abbey, 
Easter day 1363, 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said abbots, 4 July this 
year. 

Writing of Joan daughter of William de Heyford, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Thomas de Foxcote, his heirs and assigns, of all 
lands, rents and services in the town of Langebergh or in Overtyso 
and Chirchetyso. Dated Cirencestre, Wednesday after St. Ambrose 
36 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July this year. 

Writing of Joan daughter of William de Heyford, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Thomas de la Morehalle rector of Quynton of all 
lands, rents and services in the town of Newebold \ipon Stowre. Dated 
Quynton, 7 July 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July. 

July 11. Roger Belere knight and Ralph de Cromwell knight to John de 
Westminster. Loudham knight. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Notynghamshire. 
Memorandum that John de Loudham has appointed Henry Asty 
and John de Wyke his attorneys to sue the execution of this 
recognisance, take the money and give acquittance for the same, 
and to cause the enrolment thereof to be cancelled. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Henry Asty attorney of John de 
Loudham. 

July 11. Nicholas le Norreys of Burtonheved to John de Lancastre clerk 

Westminster, and Thomas de Thelwall clerk. Recognisance for 40.9., to be levied etc. 
in Lancashire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said John. 

Writing of Richard earl of Aroundell and Surrey, being the 
defeasance of a recognisance made in the Common Bench whereby 
John de Lenedale is bound to him in 2201., so long as the said earl, 
his heirs and assigns, shall peaceably hold the moiety of the manor 
of Gatton, which he has of the grant of the said John and Joan his 
wife, Avithout being impreached or impleaded by virtue of any charge 
or bond thereupon made by the said John by statute merchant, 
recognisance, annuity or otherwise, but if they be so impleaded so as 
to lose the said moiety or any parcel thereof by execution of judgment 
against them rendered without fraud or collusion by reason of any 
charges thereupon made by the said John since he espoused the said 
Joan, execution shall be sued upon the said recognsiance. Dated 
Kenyngton near London, 12 July 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July. 

July 12. Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to Thomas de Neuby and Michael de 
Westminster. Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 13. Robert Vynter of Kent to Thomas Morice of London. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40/., to be levied etc. in Kent. 



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1364. Membrane 15(1. 

Juno 28. Jolui May and Tlionms dc Hynynden of Bcrk.shiro to Queen Philippa. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in Reikshire. 

Charter of John Knyght of Gaddon, son and heir of William Knyght 
soniotiiue of Gaddon, giving with warranty to John Clotrij)stok clerk 
and William de Mettone, aiid to the heirs and assigns of John 
Colmpstok, all his lands ^\'hich descended to him by inheritance in the 
parishes of Ufcolmp and Helecombe Regis (sic). Witnesses : Henry 
Percehey, William Walrand, William Prestecote, Roger atte Broke, 
John Souewelle. Dated Midsummer eve 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 

July 1. William de Swanlond to Thomas atte Legh. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 213/. 56'. 4(/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Hertfordshii-e. 

Writing of John Wynchestre of Southfletc co. Kent, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to the king, his heirs and assigns, of all lands 
and rents with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats and wharfages 
(quuruafjus) sometime of Robert Mount of Derteford, which the king 
has of the gift and feoffment of Thomas Houchon, William de 
Fulleswich and Roger Balle of Derteford, and they had of the gift 
and feoffment of the said Robert. Witnesses : William Fynchynden, 
William Wychyngham, William Holden, Robert Beleknap, Michael 
Skyllyng. Dated London, 3 July 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

Charter of John sometime son of Luke de Grendon of Abynton, 
giving with warranty to Amory parson of Bokeswortht, Hamon de Ware, 
William Wightman and John Ingel of Bassyngborne, their heirs and 
assigns, all his lands in the town and fields of Abynton, with meadows, 
feedings, pastures, rents, services, wards, reliefs, marriages etc. thereto 
belonging. Witnesses : John atte Barre, William de Childerlee, 
William atte Strete, William Baudre of Abynton, William Filz Rauf, 
Simon Hayt of Bassyngborne, William Pynk of the same. Dated 
Abynton, Saturday the Feast of St. Peter 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July. 

Writing of Richard earl of Arondell and Surrey, granting to John de 
Foxle and Agnes his Avife a yearly rent of 10 "marks and one gown for 
the said Agnes suitable to her estate of the price of 205. during her 
life, the said rent to be taken at the terms of St. Andrew and St. John 
by even portions of all the said earl's lands in Kyngeston by Lewes, 
the gown or 205. at All Saints' day, with power of distraint if the same 
be in arrear ; also granting to the said Agnes the profit of the earl's 
dovecot in Kyngeston for her life, with free ingress and egress. Dated 
his castle of Lewes, Sunday after the Annunciation 38 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 July. 



June 14. 
Westminster. 



Robert de Horneby clerk to John de Lancastre clerk. Recognisance 
for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Robert 
pay to the said John or to the prior of Lancastre 20/. at Michaelmas 
next. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1364. Membrane I5d — cont. 

July 15. Leonard Carru to David de WoUore clerk. Recognisance for 41. , 

Westminster, to be levied etc. in Devon. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Leonard 
pay 405. on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 
Cancelled on -payment. 

Writing of Roger son of John de Schulvestrode knight {militis), 
being a quitclaim to Richard earl of Arundell of all the lands which 
descended to him by inheritance in Hamptonnet co. Sussex. Dated 
Houeden co. York, Monday Midsummer day 1364. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 July at York before William 
de Skippewyth, by the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on 
the files of chancery for this year. 

July 24. Walter de Thornhull to the prior of Witham of the Carthusian 
Westminster, order. Recognisance for 201., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Dorset. 

Memorandum that John Moubray received this recognisance by a writ 
which is on the files of chancery among writs of dedimus potestatem 
for this year. 

Membrane lid. 

Indenture between the king of the one part and Henry Godchep 
and John Double of London of the other part, being a lease of the 
subsidy in Essex and Hertfordshire upon cloths for sale granted to 
the king by the lords and commons of the realm for release of the 
forfeiture of alnage thereupon laid of old time, to wit id. the cloth 
of assize without grain, 6d. the cloth of assize of ' Scarlett,' 5d. the 
cloth of assize of half grain, the moiety thereof for every half cloth, 
and proportionally for every cloth exceeding the half cloth by 3 ells 
or more which is not a whole cloth, or exceeding the whole cloth of 
assize by 3 ells or more, to hold from 5 May last for two years, 
rendering to the king 40 marks a year at Michaelmas and Easter 
by even portions ; covenant by the king that in case the said subsidy 
or any parcel thereof cease during that term by order of the king or 
council, the said Henry and John, their deputies and heirs, shall be 
quit of their farm from the time the same shall first cease ; that they 
shall be quit toward the king in time to come of any impeachment 
touching the collection and administration of the said subsidy, saving 
to every man his action for extortion or excess by them committed ; 
that they shall not be compelled to render account to the king of the 
issues of the subsidy, but only to answer for the said yearly farm ; 
that they may have licence without impeachment of the king or his 
ministers to lease the subsidy in gross or in parcel to any who will 
take it ; that whereas in the statute it is contained that all manner 
of cloths exposed for sale before being sealed with the seal appointed 
for the purpose shall be forfeit to the king, the farmers and their 
deputies shall be bound to dehver by indenture to the sheriff all cloths 
found so forfeit, and he shall answer for them upon his account, so that 
the farmers and their deputies shall thereby be discharged of render- 
ing account, and for their pains for the king's profit in that behalf 
and in aid of their great farm they shall have to their own use the 
moiety of such forfeitures ; that in case they shall have occasion to 
sue any man for any matter concerning their farm, the king Avill make 
himself a party in their aid ; that commissions shall be made to 



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certain persons at their nomination to make inquisition in tho said 
counties at w liat to\\ ns and places cloths are made, and every maker 
thei-eof shall be forbidden on pain of foiieiture to sull'er any cloth 
to pass out of his keeping until sealed as aforesaid ; that from 
Michaelmas forward the seals Avhich serve this office shall bo new 
made by advice of the council and tho farmers, and the other seals 
shall be given up and put in the treasury to avoid hurt which might 
come to tho farmers during their said term ; that in case after that 
term the subsidy shall be further leased and the said Hemy and 
John A\ ill take it, they shall have the preference over others for tlie 
sum that others would give without fraud or covin. Dated 
Westminster, 10 May 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that James de London ' fisshmongere ' and John 
Squyer of London have mainperned for the said farmers to answer 
for the said farm in case of their default. 



Indenture between the king of the one part and John Ray of Coventre 
of the other part, being a like lease, mutatis mutandis, of the same 
subsidy in Warwickshire, Leycestershire, Salop and Staffordshire 
from Michaelmas last for two years, rendering 50 marks a year ; and 
the said John shall have the third part of forfeited cloths. Dated 
Westminster, 28 October. French. 

Memorandum that William Palmere of Frankton, Richard de 
Derlaston and Richard de Hampton have mainperned {as above). 

Like indentures of lease of the said subsidy are made as below, 
to wit : 

To John Chirbury in Herefordshire for two years rendering 5 marks 
a year, by mainprise of Ralph Spigurnell and John de 
Waddes worth, taking the third part of forfeited cloths. 
Dated Westminster 5 October. 

To Henry Colas of Gildeford taverner in Kent for three years 
rendering 40 marks a year, by mainprise of Bernard Coke of 
Gildeford and Peter Semere of Gildeford, taking the third part 
of forfeited cloths. Dated Westminster, 12 December. French 

July 18. To the constable of the Tower of London or to his heutenant. Order 
Westminster, to set free by a mainprise John de Cicestre, taken and detained in the 
said Tower by the king's command; as he has found sure main- 
pernors to content the king of a debt from him due, for which 
he is so detained, the names of which mainpernors and the form of 
the mainprise remain with the treasurer. By K. 

July 12. To the coroners in Westmoreland. Order to stay altogether the 
Westminster, execution of the king's ^\Tit to them addressed, ordering them to 
attach Hugh de Querton by his body for a contempt, so as to have 
him before the king in chancery at a set day in the writ contained ; 
as John de Stayndrop and John de Whitfeld of that county have 
mainperned in chancery to have him there on the aforesaid day to 
answer for that contempt, and further to do and receive what the 
court shall determine. By 0. 

Membrane \M. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of John Iwayn of Bretforton, giving 
with warranty to John de Morehall by Alyncestre and Agnes his wife, 



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Thomas son of the said John de Morehall, and the heirs and assigns 
of the said John, four messuages, four virgates of land, and one wood 
in Upton Wode called Rolveswode, all in Upton by Haseloure, with 
meadows, feedings, pastures etc., rendering yearly to the grantor, 
his heirs or assigns, one rose at Midsummer during the life of John de 
Morehall and Thomas his son, and after their decease 201. a year 
at Michaelmas, reserving power to enter and hold the premises 
in default of payment. Witnesses : John Rous, Ralph Pauncefot, 
William de Ippewell, John de Belne, Thomas Wodeward, John Calewe, 
Richard de Berton, William Somenour. Dated Upton, Sunday after 
St. James the Apostle 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Hatfeld co. 
Hertford, 31 July. 

Indenture made between Thomas Iwayn citizen of London of the 
one part and William Youman citizen and carpenter of the said city 
and Margery his wife of the other part, being a demise with warranty 
of two shops in Fletestrete in the suburb of London between the 
tenement which the said William holds of the churchwardens of 
St. Dunstan West on the east and the brewhouse of the said Thomas 
on the west, M'ith a garden by them extending from Fletestrete to the 
stable of the said Thomas, to the said William and Margery and to James 
their son for their three lives, rendering yearly 30s. at the four usual terms 
by even portions, reserving power of distraint if the rent be in arrear, 
and of ejectment for lack of distraint. Witnesses : John Rote, Jordan 
de Barton, William Persshore, Roger le Parchemyner, William Freman. 
Dated Fletestrete, the eve of All Saints 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas Iwayn and 
William Yoman at Hatfeld, 31 July this year. 

Indenture between Thomas Iwayn of the one part and William 
Youman ' ferrour ' of London and Margery his wife of the other part, 
being a demise with warranty of a brewhouse called ' le Ledeneporche ' 
with two shops adjoining and the vessels and utensils therein, situate 
in Fletestrete in the suburb of London in the parish of St. Dunstan 
West between a tenement held for life by William Persshore on the 
west and a house pertaining to the church of St. Dunstan on the east, 
to the said William and Margery and to Cicely their daughter now 
born for their three lives, rendering yearly 4 marks at the four usual 
terms by even portions and a moiety of the quit rent thereof yearly 
issuing to St. Bartholomew in Westsmethefeld London, and 
maintaining the said house, shops, vessels and utensils so as to leave 
the same in as good state as they received them or better, reserving 
power of distraint if the rent be in arrear, and of ejectment for lack of 
distraint. Witnesses : William Persshore, Jordan de Barton, William 
de Bathe, John Rote, Adam de Grymesby. Dated London, 6 June 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment {aa the last). 

July 10. To Henry Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleaa 

Westminster, before the king. Order not to proceed without advising the king to 

take any assize arraigned before them concerning the lands in Suffolk 

which were of Giles de Neketon deceased, tenant by knight service 

of the abbey of St. Edmund lately void and in the king's hand, and 



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July 15. 
Westminster. 



are in tlio king's hand by liis death and by reason of tlie nonage of 
his heii-, or concerning any parcel thereof ; as the king by letters 
patent has coniniitted the wardship of those lands to Helmyngus 
Leget his yeoman to hold until the lawful age of the said heir for 
a set farm yearly to be rendered ; and now the king has learned that 
certain persons, scheming to defraud the king of that wardshij) and 
for disherison of the heir, have arraigned divers assizes before the 
said justices. By K. 

To John Moubray and Edmund do Chelreye justices of assize 
appointed in Devon. Order not to proceed without advising the king 
to take an assize of novel disseisin arraigned by Oeorge de Colaton 
and Desiderata his wife, Robert Westcote and Margery his wife, 
and Henry Holwell and Isabel his w'lio against John Oary, Margaret 
his wife and others in the original writ named, concerning a messuage, 
one carucate of land, 8 acres of wood, furze and heath and 22s. 3d. of 
rent in Logliingcote, which were of John de Loghingcote outlawed for the 
death of William Pynson feloniously slain, and are in the king's hand by 
reason of his outlawry, if the tenements put in view are the same 
which are in tlie king's hand by reason of that outlawry ; as for 
a set farm yearly to be rendered to him the king by letters patent 
has committed the keeping of the premises to the said John Cary 
so long as they shall remain in his hand, and now the king has 
learned that the said George and others have arraigned the assize 
aforesaid. By K. 

Aug. 6. William Colman to William Abbot of Kelleseye. Recognisance 

Westminst-or. for 405., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Hertfordshire. 

Charter of Thomas parson of Dounham within the Isle of Ely, giving 
with warranty to John Swyft of Pakefeld co. Suffolk and Katherine 
his wife and to the heirs of Katherine a messuage lying in the town 
of Ely behind the butchers' selds on the north between a messuage 
of Katherine de Everesholt and a messuage of Richard de Leycestre, 
the south head abutting upon the public way below the said selds 
on the north and the north head upon a tenement of John de Weston 
] and Walter Canne. Witnesses : John de Bedeford, Adam de 

Walsyngham, John Benet, John de Pulton, John de Wetyngge, 
John Driffeld, William de Cley. Dated Ely, Thursday after the 
Annunciation 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Dounham 
CO. Cantebrigge, 15 August this year. 



Membrane \2d. 

July 11. To W. bishop of Worcester. Order to grant John de Ledecombe 

Westminster, the king's clerk such a yearly pension as may befit the giver and should 
bind the receiver to him, causing the said clerk to have letters under 
his seal thereupon, and writiiag again by the bearer what he will do ; 
as by reason of his new creation the bishop is bound in such a pension 
to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision 
be made him of a suitable benefice, and the king has nominated the 
said John, whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [26357.] 



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1364. Membrane 12d — cont. 

July 13. To John Moubray and Edmund de Chelreye justices of assize in 
Westminster. Devon and Somerset. Order not to proceed until further orders 
to take any inquisition of the manors of Sutton Lucy, Colewill, 
Plumtrowe, Wode Hiwyssh, Harleston, Donterton and Suthpole co. 
Devon, the manor of Wotton Criket and the hamlet of Northome co. 
Somerset, or of any of them ; as the king has learned that by colour 
of a writ of nisi prius to them addressed the said justices purpose 
to take certain inquisitions of the said manors and hamlet, which 
were of Thomas de Courteneye tenant in chief and are in the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, and to pro- 
ceed therein without advising the king would tend to the prejudice 
of the king and of the said heir. By K. 



July 12. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas at the last parliament 

Westminster, among other things it was ordered, for particular causes there shewn,that 

no English merchant should by himself nor by another by any covin 

ply any trade but one to be by him chosen before Candlemas last, 

and to maintain those ordinances the king, with assent of the nobles 

and others of his council, by his letters patent has ordered that no 

foreigner or native on pain of forfeiture shall meddle in the craft 

of fishmongers save only those of that craft, the merchant vintners 

of Gascony bringing wines to England excepted, to whom the king 

has given licence, in order to keep the money in England, to buy 

herring and take it to their country ; that the fish in the hands 

of the fishmongers in London shall be sold in three places, to wit in 

Briggestret, Oldefisshstret and the place called Lestokkes,' stokfissh ' 

excepted which belongs to the craft of ' stokfisshmongeres,' and all 

fish coming to the said city shall be discharged only at Billyngesgate 

and London Bridge below bridge, and above bridge between 

Dibbleswharf and the Fresshfissh wharf, and shall be lodged openly 

by day and not by night nor secretly {par muscet) ; that no fish, unless 

it belong to those free of the said craft, shall be lodged until the 

wardens of the craft have knowledge and be certified of the quality 

and quantity thereof by those that bring it on pain of forfeiture of the fish, 

to the end that the king's caters and those of lords and others may be 

served of the first prise, that it may be known how much fish is in 

the city, and the prise be made accordingly ; that no foreigner bringing 

fish thither shall take a host to sell the same save of those free of the said 

craft, so that the traffic of the fishmongers be not made dearer by 

those having no knowledge of the craft, and no foreigner or native 

shall on pain of imprisonment and of losiag his fish sell fish to sell 

again but to fishmongers made free in their ' leyhalymode,' but any 

man may sell in gross to whom he will for his own stock and not to sell 

again ; that the fish[mongers] of the city and their successors may every 

year elect four persons of their craft who shall be sworn twice a year 

in their ' leyhalymode ' in presence of the mayor or sheriffs or of their 

deputies to supervise the buying and selling of fish, to rule the craft 

to the common weal, and to punish those in whom default shall be found 

at the discretion of the said four persons by aid of the mayor and 

sheriffs when need be ; and it is the intent of the king and council that 

the ' stokfisshmongers ' shall sell their ' stokfissh ' in all places they 

please in the said city, but shall not meddle in the sale of other fish, 

if it be not fish that they bring from parts beyond to sell in gross to 

the king's caters and others for their store, or to fishmongers mad© 



38 EDWARD III. 76 



1364, Membrane I2d — cont. 

free In the ' Icyhalymodo ' to soil again and to no other on the pain 
aforesaid, and that ' birlosteres,' to wit poor men and women who 
go crying fish in the city, may go by the streets as heretofore crying 
and selling to all who will buy the fish they carry and have bought of 
free fishmongers, so that they stand in no set place to sell, also that 
men and women coming from ' upland ' with their fish from the 
Thames and other rivers round about, caught by themselves or given 
theni by their servants, going about the streets may sell their fish as 
heretofore in the city and suburbs to any who will buy in gross or by 
retail for their own meat, but not to sell again save to free fishmongers, 
and they shall stand in no street or set place on pain of imprisonment : 
order to cause the matters before rehearsed to be proclaimed and 
observed. French. 

[Fcedera. City of London Letter Book O, Gal. p. 169.] 

July 15. To the same. Wliereas etc. {as above) ; and whereas it is shewn 
Westminster, the king and council that men of divers crafts in the city of London 
meddle in the craft of ' draperie,' making divers deceits and frauds 
in plying the same to the hurt of king and people contrary to the 
ordinance aforesaid, the king, with assent of the nobles and others 
of his council, has ordered by letters patent that no man shall exercise 
the craft in the said city nor in the suburbs if he have not been therein 
apprenticed or otherwise received by assent of the craft ; that every man 
of the crafts of dyers, ' tisters ' and ' fullers ' keep to his own craft, 
and meddle not in making, buying or selling any manner of cloth 
or ' draperie ' on pain of imprisonment and loss of such cloth or the 
value of it ; that no man having cloth for sale in the said city and 
suburbs shall on the same pain sell but to drapers free of the craft, 
if it be not in gross to lords and others who would buy for their own use 
and not to retail ; that the drapers free of their craft in the said city 
may every year elect four persons of their own craft, who shall be sworn 
twice a year in presence of the mayor to supervise the crafts 
aforesaid that no default or deceit be therein used, to rule the craft 
of ' draperie ' to the common weal, and to punish those in whom 
default shall be found at the discretion of the said four persons by 
aid of the mayor and sheriffs when need be, which mayor and sheriffs 
shall be aiding them at their request, and those four persons shall have 
power to take an oath of all received into the craft to exercise that which 
thereto belongs without fraud, saving always to the prior of 
St. Bartholomew in Smythfeld and to other lords having fairs in the 
said suburbs by grant of the king and his forefathers their fairs, 
liberties and free customs therein used from the time of such grants, 
inasmuch as the king would not that damage be done them by colour 
of this ordinance, saving also to the merchant vintners of England 
and Gascony the liberties to tliem granted by the king : order to 
cause all these matters to be proclaimed and observed in form 
aforesaid. French. 
[Ibid., p. 168.] 

To the same. Whereas etc. {as above) ; and whereas for particular 
causes, by assent of the nobles and others of his council, the king has 
ordered that no merchant nor other of the realm shall go to Gascony or 
elsewhere in those parts to buy wines and bring them to England, 
nor ply trade therein, nor meddle with the same, to wit in 



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1364. 



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London except only those free of the vintners' craft, and in 
other cities, boroughs and towns those who have knowledge of the 
craft, for whom it is lawful to fetch wine from foreign parts, bring 
it to England, and sell their wine for reasonable gain -in gross or at 
retail to lords and others as they shall see best to their profit ; that 
merchants of Gascony and other foreigners shall sell their wines which 
they bring to England in gross by the tun and the pipe, to lords and 
others for their store in their own lodgings, and to the merchant 
vintners who will buy, and not at retail nor by small quantities ; that 
no man, native or foreign, after bringing wines into the realm, may 
without the king's special licence take them out of the realm upon 
any pretence ; that the merchants of the craft of traffic in wines 
shall every year choose four persons of the most sufficient, la\vful 
and knowledgeable of the craft not holding taverns in the city of 
London, and shall present them to the mayor of the said city, or of other 
cities, boroughs and towns where such craft is exercised or to the 
bailiff or president where no mayor is, and those four persons shall be 
sworn in presence of the mayor, bailiff or president to supervise the 
sale of all manner of wines whatsoever at retail in taverns at a reasonable 
price for such wine according to its name and condition, and the 
taverners shall be ruled by them, and they shall correct faults found 
in the exercise of that craft, and punish them at their discretion with 
the aid of the mayor, bailiff or president ; that to the end the least 
money shall go out of the realm and it be best retained, licence is given 
to the merchant vintners of England to buy cloth, and to the merchants 
of Gascony bringing wine to England to buy dried fish of Cornewaille 
and Deveneshire, herring and cloth throughout the realm, and take 
it out of the realm to Gascony and elsewhere there to be sold to their 
profit, and of the money thereof arising to buy wines there and bring 
them into the realm to sell therein and make their profit without 
disturbance, so that they do not sell nor cause to be sold in the realm 
nor elsewhere cloth, fish nor herring except in Gascony and other parts 
on that side, nor that Gascons nor other foreigners sell wine in England 
at retail but in gross by tuns and pipes as aforesaid ; that all manner 
of wines coming to London shall be discharged and landed above 
London Bridge towards the west and towards the Vintry, so that the 
king's butler, ' gaugeors ' and ' sercheors ' may have view and 
knowledge of the places where wines are lodged, and may take his 
customs and prises and do what pertains to their office ; that no 
merchant nor other native or foreign of whatsoever condition shall 
sell or buy wines, cloth, fish or herring otherwise than is aforesaid 
on pain of imprisonment and of losing the goods so bought or sold ; 
and that these ordinances shall be kept in all cities, boroughs and free 
towns within the realm by the vintners and their successors for ever : 
order, on sight of these presents, to cause all these matters to be 
proclaimed throughout their baliwick, and to be observed in form 
abovesaid. French. 
[Ibid., p. 169.] 



Membrane \\d. 

Oct. 27. To the abbot and convent of Redynges. Request to admit Master 

Windsor. John Sponle the king's mason to their house and to minister to him 

such maintenance as Alan de Beverle deceased had there at the king's 

req^uest, causing letters under their common seal to be made to him 



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witl\ mention of A\'hat lio sliall so take, for which the king will be the 
more bound to that house, and wTiting again by the bearer what they 
will do at this request ; as the king is sending the said John to them, 
willing for his good service to make provision for his maintenance. 

By p.s. [26422.] 

Oct. 9. Stephen atte Hull to William Tirwhit clerk and Robert de Oxenford 

VVestmin=itor. ' goldsmyth.' Recognisance for lOL, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 



I 



Writing of Hugh Tyrel, son and heir of Hugh Tyrel knight, being a 
release to William bishop of Winchester of all actions real and personal 
for debt, account, covenant or otherwise. Dated London, 9 October 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 October. 

Indenture made between Richard son of Richard de Hemingtone 
and Thomas de Hemyngtone of Bodekesham, being the defeasance 
of a yearly rent of 10 marks to be taken of the said Richard's manor of 
Hemingtone co. Norhampton at Easter and Michaelmas, in which rent 
the said Richard son of Richard is bound by a writing of his to the 
said Thomas, upon condition that Thomas, his heirs and assigns, 
shall peaceably hold, without being ejected or troubled by any writ 
to which Richard the son or his heirs shall appear in the king's court 
or otherwise by their assent or agreement, two messuages, 85 acres 
2 roods of land and 51s. Id. of rent in Bodekesham and 6d. of rent 
in Swafham contained in a fine levied in the king's court in 1 1 Edward I 
between Adam de Sancto licio and Isolda his wife plaintiffs and 
Ellis de Bekyngham, Robert de Vaus and Alice his wife deforciants, 
and quitclaimed to Thomas, his heirs and assigns, by writing of the 
said Richard son of Richard, of which messuages one is called 
Sevencoterowe, the other (then a messuage now a toft) Feltewelles. 
Dated Bodekesham, Thursday St. Peter's Chains 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 23 October. 



Oct. 24. Hugh Chastillun knight and John Abberburj' to David de Wollore 
Westminster, and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Joint and several recognisance 
for 61., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in Bukingharashire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Hugh and 
John or some other in their name pay 60s. in the quinzaine of Trinity 
next. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Michael. 

Oct. 24. John de Kyngesfold of Sussex to John de Chichestre citizen and 
Westminster, alderman of London. Recognisance for 3001., to be levied etc. in 
Sussex. 



Oct. 25. John de Folkyngham parson of a mediety of the church of West 
Westminster. Walton in the diocese of Norwich to Michael de Ravendale clerk. 
Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied etc, of his lands and chattels and 
■ ecclesiastical goods in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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1364. 

Oct. 26. Richard Pauncefot to William de Hoghton. Recognisance for 
Westminster, m., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 



Membrane lid — cont. 
to William de Hoghton. 



William de Hoghton and Richard Pauncefot to Henry de Pershay 
and Robert de Hacche. Recognisance for 45Z., to be levied etc. in 
Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Henry. 

Oct. 27. William de Gryndale to Godfrey Foliaumbe knight. Recognisance 
Weatmmster. for 100/., to be levied etc. in Leycestershire. 

Oct. 26. Richard le Scrop knight to Thomas de Neuby and Michael de 
Westminster. Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. in 
Yorkshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Richard 
pay 20Z. at the Purification next. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas. 

Writing of Joan who was Avife of Thomas de Graveshend knight, 
being a quitclaim to Thomas de Ingelby, for a sum of money in hand 
paid, of all right in name of dower or otherwise in all lands, rents and 
services which Sir Thomas de Ingelby had or has in Chaldewell co. 
Essex of the gift of her said husband. Witnesses : John de 
Somerton, John atte Rame, John de Sadyngton, William Porter, 
Thomas de Ellerbek. Dated London, the feast of All Saints 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 November 



Membrane lOd. 

Nov. 25. John de Cressyngham citizen of London the elder to John Philip 

Westminster, parson of Purlee co. Essex. Recognisance for 200Z., to be levied, 

in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Indenture made between John de Cressyngham citizen of London 
and John Philipp parson of Purlee co. Essex, being a defeasance of the 
foregoing recognisance payable in the church of St. Paul London, 
upon condition that John de Cressyngham shall make his 
will, and shall thereby devise so often as he shall make it all 
tenements and rents he had in London at the date of these 
indentures in these words {Latin text follows) : ' To John my son 
and Maud his wife all my tenements and rents in the city of London 
in the parishes of St. James Garlekhithe and St. Michael Bassyngeshawe 
immediately after my decease, and to the heirs of John's body, with the 
reversion of all my tenements and rents in the parish of St. Faith 
Oldedeneslane after the decease of Maud my wife ' : also that the 
said John the father from this day forth during all his life shall in 
his own house find and maintain in meat and raiment the wife of 
John the son and all issue between them begotten from the 
date of these presents as well as himself and his own wife ; also 
defeasance of a bond of the said John Philip to John de Cressyngham 
the father in 1001. payable to him or his attorney at London in the 
church of St. James Garlekhithe on St. Andrew's day next, upon 
condition that John Philip shall at the said church pay him at the 
octaves of Easter next 201., and shall for seven years beginning at 



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13G4. ' Membrane lOd — cont. 

Easter next find and maintain John son of Jolin do Crcssyngham 
in meat and raiment as belongs to a gentleman of his estate appren- 
ticed to bo in the company of men of law going to the king's court 
or elsewhere by agreement of the parties ; so long as Jolm the son 
shall not be so found as aforesaid, John do Cressyngham the father shall 
be discharged of n\aintenanco of the said Maud ; if John the son die 
witliin the said term and Maud take another husband, he shall bo 
discharged of her maintenance and of their issue ; if Maud die, John 
riulipp shall be discharged of the maintenance of John the son. 
Dated London, Wednesday before St. Andrew 38 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 November. 

Indenture made between the king and Adam de Seint Ive of London, 
being a lease of the exchanges as well of his own and of all other 
moneys, gold and silver plate, as of broken silver, to hold by him 
and his deputies in all suitable places, the city of York excepted, for 
two years from Michaelmas last, rendering 200 marks a year at 
Easter and Michaelmas by even portions if the king make not change 
of his moneys during that term, and in case he shall so do, or the staple 
of wool and hides shall be held in England within the said term, so 
that others will give a greater farm, Adam shall have the exchanges 
in preference to any other for as much as they will give ; the king 
grants that no man shall make change of gold or silver for merchantable 
profit save the said Adam and his deputies during that term, to the end 
that none shall hurt nor defraud the said exchanges ; that no 
sterlings nor old gold shall be received at his mints to be melted but 
by the said Adam and his deputies, save always that if any of the 
king's allegiance will by themselves or their deputies bring to the mints 
gold or silver money to change or melt, and will lawfully prove by their 
oath that it is their lords' money or their oAvn received of their treasure, 
rents or otherwise without purchase and without fraud, hurt or 
deceit of the exchanges, the same shall be there received without 
let of Adam or his deputies, and no alien shall bring molten gold or 
silver to the warden of the money to make money thereof unless he 
shall prove by oath or other lawful means that it was not of the old 
gold or sterling of England, and no native unless he shall likewise 
prove that it was not purchased to hurt or defraud the exchanges ; 
that the said Adam shall have in the said mints a man on his behalf 
at his cost to view the receipt as well of gold as of silver, and to take 
the proof in manner aforesaid, and thereupon warrant shall be given 
by the king to the warden and the masters of the mints, who shall 
be sworn so to do ; and that Adam shall have without payment 
suitable houses at the mint in the Tower of London to hold change 
there to the advantage of the people, and in other places where mints 
are held the king shall not be bound to find him houses. Dat€d 
Westminster, 3 October 38 Edward III. French. 

[Foidera.] 

Oct. 3. To the sheriffs of London. Order at their peril, on sight of these 

Westminster, presents, to cause proclamation to be made in the city and suburbs 
of London forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture publicly or 
secretly to hold exchanges of the king's and other moneys, gold and 
silver plate and broken silver for merchantable profit in the said 
city and suburbs during the above term save Adam de Seint Ive 
of London and his deputies, and to cause any found so doing after 



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the proclamation to be taken and imprisoned, and the money to be 
taken as forfeit into the king's hand, certifying in chancery from 
time to time all their action in this behalf ; as the king has com- 
mitted to the said Adam all such exchanges to hold by him and his 
deputies in the king's name in all suitable places he shall please, 
namely as well in the king's mints as elsewhere, the city of York 
excepted, ^ov two years from Michaelmas last, as in the above 
indenture is contained. By C. 

[Ihid.-] 

' To the wardens and masters of the mint in the Tower of London. 

Order to suffer Adam de Seint Ive of London to have a man therein 
on his behalf at his cost to oversee the gold and silver which shall be 
received in the said mint, and to take the proof there to be made 
according to the form of the above indenture, and to cause houses 
in the same suitable for holding the exchanges to be delivered to him, 
according to the covenants made between the king and the said 
Adam, to whom the king has committed for a set term the exchanges 
of gold and silver money in the city of London. By C. 

{Ihid.'] 

Membrane 9d. 

Oct. 27. John Laurence parson of Hegh Clere to Master John de Branketre 
Westminster, treasurer of St. Peter York. Recognisance for 45^. payable by instal- 
ments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesastical goods in the county of Suthampton. 

Indenture, made at London 27 October 38 Edward III, between 
Richard de Branketre parson of Berghton and John Laurence parson of 
Heghclere, being a sale of the profits, tithes, oblations, corn and hay 
to the said church of Berghton pertaining from All Saints next to All 
Saints following, with the crop of 3 acres of land now sown with wheat 
being of the demesne of the rectory, rendering at London to Master 
John de Branketre treasurer of York 45Z. at Midsummer next and All 
Saints following by even portions, and the said John [Laurence] 
shall further pay to the said treasurer his yearly pension of 13s. 4:d., 
shall find without rebate all other charges ordinary and extraordinary 
of old time laid upon the said church, as payments of seanage (cenages) 
salaries of chaplains, procurations and other customs and aids (tenths 
excepted) if any shall fall within that year, shall at the end of the year 
leave 3 acres of the said demesne, to be by the said Richard or his 
proctor named, sown with wheat without claiming any allowance, shall 
keep the houses of the rectory from all damage of cattle, not suffering 
any parson or other to do hurt thereto, and shall so far as he may 
support and claim all rights, honours and profits of the church 
without diminution. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 26 October. 

Oct. 30. William Brus of Barton by York to Joan who was wife of John de 
Westminster. Coupeland. Recognisance for 6Q01., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Oct. 3L David Strabolgi earl of Athole to William de Haulay sheriff of 
Westminster. Lincoln. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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I 



Iixdcnturo made between Sir David do Strabolgi earl of Athels and 
William Hauloy sliorifT of Lincoln, being a d(>feasance of the foregoing 
recognisance, upon condition that Sir David shall pay 10/. at Easter 
next at Lincoln in the minster of Our Lady, \0l. at Michaelmas 
following, and 10/. at Easter following. Dated London, Monday 
after All Saints 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 5 November. 

Oct. 31. William de Haulay sherifT of Lincoln to Walter de Cakchowe. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made between William Haulay sheriff of Lincoln and 
Walter de Cakehowe, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, 
upon condition that the said William shall pay to the said Walter 
10/. within a quinzaine after Christmas next at Lincoln in the 
minster of Our Lady, 10/. within the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
and 10/. witliin a quinzaine after Easter following. Dated London, 
Monday after All Saints 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 5 November. 

Writing of Walter de Cakehowe, being a quitclaim to David de 
Strabolgi earl of Athole of all action concerning 30/. by him recovered 
against the said earl upon divers writs of novel disseisin in Lincolnshire 
before Thomas de Ingelby and Illardus de Usfiet the king's justices. 
Dated London, Wednesday before All Saints 38 Edward III 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 November. 

Writing of John de Cherleton of Appeleye knight, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Henry Percehay and Isabel his wife, the heirs and 
assigns of the said Henry, of all the lands, reversions, rents and services 
of Overe Mollond, Nether Mollond, Sarazyn and Flitton co. Devon. 
Witnesses : William de Brightelegh, William Luscote, Thomas More, 
Richard Bere. Dated Thursday after St. Simon and St. Jude 
35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 November this year. 

Writing of John de Littelbyrs, being a bond to Sir Thomas de Lucy 
knight in 100/. payable at Multon in Holand at the Purification next. 
Dated Multon, 7 November 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 November. 

Nov. 26. Richard de Hoton of Aton to W^illiam de Nessefeld of Scotton. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 74/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Yorkshire. 



Membrane 8d. 

ft 

Writing of Robert Gy of Wixbrugge, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to William Schirforde, his heirs and assigns, of a piece of land and 
meadow in W^estminster with houses thereon built between the 
messuage of W^alter de Stodieye and a tenement sometime of John de 
Henden extending from the high way leading from Westminster 

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1364. 



Nov. 5. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 7. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 

towards Charryngcrouch to a meadow sometime of John de Stonore. 
Witnesses : Richard Rok the elder, Richard Rok the younger, Robert de 
Hakeborne, Peter Bocher, Roger de Sudbury. Dated Westminster, 
Sunday after All Saints 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 November. 

Richard de Ask to Johij atte Halle. Recognisance for 40L, to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Thomas atte Castell of Westsmethefeld citizen of London to 
Thomas de Irlond citizen and skinner of London. Recognisance 
for SOL, to be levied etc. in the said city. 



John de Littelbyrs to Thomas de Lucy knight, 
for lOOL, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 



Recognisance 



Writing of John del Isle of Wodeton knight, being an acquittance 
to John de Cobeham lord of Cobeham knight for 800 marks received, 
with defeasance of a recognisance for 1,000 marks, and of a rent of 
lOOl. to be taken of the manors of Chissebury, Henton and Beneknoll 
CO. Wilts to him granted by the said John de Cobeham as security for 
payment of the said sum, and release of all personal actions. Dated 
Southwerk, the church of Our Lady called Overre, Friday the feast 
of All Saints 38 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 November. 

Writing of William Cotegrave citizen of London, giving with 
warranty to John Payn citizen of London for life a yearly rent of 
4:1. to be taken at four terms of the year by even portions of his 
tenement in the parish of St. Augustine Watlyngestrete London, situate 
between tenements of Henry de Guldeford on the west and Andrew de 
Cornewaille on the east, with power of distraint if the same be in arrear, 
and William has this day paid Id. in name of seisin, Adam de Bury being 
mayor of London, Simon de Mordon and John de Mitford sheriffs. 
Witnesses : John de Kirkeby, William Passeware, Andrew de 
Cornubia, Simon de Godestowe, John Ittlycote. Dated London, 
10 November 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 November. 



Writing indented of William de Sepvantz, granting to William de 
Boudon chaplain, his heirs and assigns, the manor of Wyghebergh co. 
Essex without any rent until St. Bartholomew next and thenceforward 
for two years, and after that term rendering to the grantor and his heirs 
200/. every year at the Beheading of St. John Baptist, power being 
reserved to enter again if the rent be in arrear so that such entry be 
in discharge of all arrears ; William de Boudon, his heirs and assigns, 
shall acquit and defend the premises during the said term of all services, 
rents and demands towards the lords of the fee and all others 
whatsoever, shall maintain all houses and walls thereof in roofing, 
enclosures and other repairs, and shall fell no trees upon the lands 
thereof but for repair of the said houses if need be and for fuel 
thereupon. Dated Wyghebergh, the morrow of Michaelmas 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 11 November. 



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Writing of John de Clicrleton of Appclcye knight, giving with 
warranty to Sir Thomas do Bcllo Campo earl of Warrewyk and 
Sir Richard do Piryton clerk during the grantor's Hfe 20Z. of yearly 
rent which Sir John dc Trillowe knight is bound to render for seven 
eighths of the manor of Melcote co. Wairewyk which he holds of the said 
John de Cheilcton, together with the reversion of the premises after 
the term previously granted to Sir John de Trillowe, the reversion of 
the eighth part of the said manor which is in Gloucestershire after the 
term granted to John le Rous, and the riglit of entry for default of 
payment of the rent or for any other contravention of the demise 
made to the said John Trillowe and John le Rous. Dated Westminster, 
8 November 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 November. 



Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



Richard de Hoton of Aton to Richard de Ravensere clerk. 
Recognisance for 1(5/. 18s. M., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 



Membrane Id. 

Writing of Thomas son of Henry del Stokkes of Wakef eld, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to Thomas de Hasilden of the same, his heirs 
and assigns, of a tenement with garden and croft adjoining in the town 
of W^akefeld in a street called ' le Northgate ' between tenements 
sometime of Thomas Seele on the north and of the grantor on the 
south, which tenement the said Thomas de Hasilden lately had for 
life of the grant of the said Thomas son of Henry. Witnesses : William 
de Fyncheden, John de W^addesworth, John de Dronsfeld, William de 
Gayrgrave, Hugh de Wombewell, John de Bretton, William de 
Castelford. Dated Wakefeld, Friday after St. Martin in winter 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 November. 

Writing of John de Rydyngherssh, son and heir of John de Rydyng- 
herssh, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Thomas de Uvedale 
knight, his heirs and assigns, of all lands in Chelsham and Tycheseye 
which Sir Thomas has for life by demise of the said John the father. 
Dated Westminster, Saturday after St. Matthew 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 November. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 19. 

Westminster. 



Robert earl of Stafford to the king. Recognisance for 80Z., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Staffordshire. 

Estreat sent to the exchequer. 



Richard Brennand to John atte Halle, 
to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 



Recognisance for 40^, 



Robert de Tughale to David de Wollore, Thomas de Neuby and 
Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. 
in Northumberland. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Robert 
pay lOZ. on Whitsunday next. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by the said Michael. 



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1364. 

Nov. 20, 
Westrninstor. 



Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Nov, 2L 
Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membram Id — cont. 

Brother John abbot of Wliallay, for himself and the convent, to 
David de Wollore and Thomas de Neuby clerks. Recognisance for 
40 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Lancashire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said abbot 
pay 20 marks in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by the said David. 

William de Hull clerk to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance 
for 20/., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire. 

Writing of John Payn citizen of London, being a quitclaim to William 
de Cotegrave citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, of a tenement 
in the parish of St. Augustine by the door of St. Paul's church London 
situate between tenements of Henry de Guldeford on the west and of 
Andrew de Corncwaille on the east, and of a yearly rent of 4:1. to be 
thereof taken for the life of the said John to him granted by a writing 
of the said William [above, p. 82). Witnesses : Richard de Gillyng, 
William Passeware, Andrew Cornewaille, John de Kirkeby, Hugh 
Walssh. Dated London, 19 November 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 November. 

Hugh de Berewyk knight and John de Baldyndon to John de 
Repynghale. Recognisance for lOZ., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in Oxfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de la More and John Laundels to John de Repynghale. 
Recognisance for 101., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

John de Repynghale to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance 
for 9/. 9.S., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Thomas son and heir of William de Recolvre of Kent, 
being a quitclaim to Master Robert de Bourne parson of Frakenham 
and Robert Vyntier of Maydenstan of the manor of Shoforde by 
Maydenstan co. Kent. Dated London, Sunday before St. Katherine 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 November. 

To the constable of Bristol castle or his lieutenant. Order, for 
sure causes, to receive from the bearer by indenture John Heroun 
knight for safe custody in the king's prison within the said castle 
until further order, as he would answer to the king in person, body 
for body, under pain of forfeiture of life and limb. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

The like writs to the following, for safe custody of the prisoners 
named : 

To the constable of Old Sarum castle or his lieutenant, concerning 

William de Lilleburn knight. 
To the constable of Winchester castle or his lieutenant, concerning 
William Heroun knight. 



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1304. 



Membrane Id—cont. 



To the constable of Oxford castle or his lieutenant, concerning 

John Hcroun ' osquior.' 
To the constahh; of CJIoucestcr castle or his lieutenant, concerning 

Roger Heroun knight. 
To the constable of Corf castle or his lieutenant, concerning 

Nicholas do Raymes. 

Membrane H. 

Nov. 27. John Wardedicu of Syvvell to Roger ])alyngregge. Recognisance 
Westniinstor. for 1,000/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 



in Sussex. 

Roger Dalyngregge to John Wardedieu. 
to be levied etc. in Sussex. 



Recognisance for 1,000?., 



I 
\ 



Nov. 27. John de Mallyng of Walton, William de Castelford of Wakefeld, 
Westniinstor. William do Houden of Clokton and William de Walton to Queen 
Phihppa. Joint and seveial recognisance for 34Z. 19s., to be levied 
etc. in Essex. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the 
said queen'' s attorney. 

Nov. 29. William Tank to John Salter son of Richard Salter of Horsham. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 10 marks payable in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next ; 
to be levied etc. in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The said William to the said John. Recognisance for 10 marks 
payable in the quinzaine of Easter next; to be levied etc. in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Alan de Carlel goldsmith of Loudon to John Payn armourer of 
London. Recognisance for 100/., to be k^vied etc. in the city of 
London. 



Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
Ihat John Payn, his heirs and assigns, shall peaceably hold for a term 
of eleven years from Christmas next all the lands, rents and service? 
in the parish of St. Andrew at Castle Baynard London which he has 
of the demise of Adam de Carlel, and the said Adam had of the demise 
of Alan de Carlel goldsmith and Agnes his wife ; and if the said 
Alan shall alien or charge the premises within the said term, the 
lecognisance shall remain in force. Dated London, 2 December 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 3 December. 

Writing indented of Adam de Carlel ' taillour,' granting and demising 
with warranty to John Payn armourer of London, his heirs and assigns, 
for a term of eleven years from Christmas next, all the lands, rents 
and services in the parish of St. Andrew at Castle Baynard London 
which descended by inheritance to Agnes wife of Alan de Carlel citizen 
and goldsmith of London after the decease of John de Hales 
' wodemougere ' her father, as fully as the said Adam had them 



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1364. Membrane 6d — cont. 

by virtue of a demise of the said Alan and Agnes for twelve years from 
Christmas 37 Edward III. Dated London, 29 November 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Dec. 2. Robert de Duxfeld of Newcastle upon Tyne to David de Wollore 

Westminster, and Thomas de Neuby clerks. Recognisance for 801., to be levied, 

in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Robert 

pay 40?. on the feast of St. Andrew next. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by the said David. 

Nov. 30. Thomas de la Dale knight to Richard de Ravenser clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 50 marks, to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Charter of Richard son and heir of Thomas de Whelton, giving with 
warranty to Richard Gregory the elder, John Belewe chaplain and 
Richard Ambresdon chaplain, their heirs and assigns, all his lands 
sometime of Thomas his father in Bekenesfeld, Burnham, Chalfhunte 
St. Giles and Chalfhunte St. Peter. Witnesses : William Donynton, 
John atte Glorie, Nicholas Donynton, Thomas Fraunkeleyn, John le 
Irmongere, John Sparwe, William Derneden. Dated Bekenesfeld, 
Saturday the feast' of St. Andrew 38 Edward III. 

Letter of Richard son and heir of Thomas de Whelton, granting to 
Richard Gregory the elder, John Belewe chaplain and Richard 
Ambresdon chaplain a yearly rent of 100s. to be taken at Michaelmas 
of all his lands in Sussex, with power to levy the same by distraint 
if need be, delivering to them Id. in name of seisin. Dated London, 
the feast of St. Andrew 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
letter, 1 December. 

Writing of Henry de Shankton parson of Haddestoke, being a release 
to Robert de Corby of all actions and demands in the lands and rents 
which were of John de Brigeham in Westwrottyng and Swafham 
Priour. Dated London, 2 December 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Dec. 3. John de Boys knight to Nicholas de Roos clerk, warden of the King's 

Westminster. Hall Cantebrigge. Recognisance for 106?. payable by instalments ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Lincolnshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John pay 
20 marks at each of the terms named in this recognisance. 

Dec. 4. Peter de Salford to Richard la Vache knight. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 72?., to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Robert de Aldebury attorney 
general of the said Richard. 

Membrane 5d. 

Writing of Robert Wright of Wakefeld, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Peter de Routhe, his heirs and assigns, of a tenement in 



38 EDWARD III. 87 



1304. Membrane bd — cont. 

Wakcfcld in a street called ' Ic Kergate ' between tenements of John 
Harville and of Williani Wright, and all other his lands and tenements 
in the said town. Witnesses : VV^illiam de Fyncheden, John do 
Wadesworlh, William de Castelford, William de Walton. Dated 
London, Monday after St. Andrew 38 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 December. 

Nov. 24. To the abbot and convent of Newehous. Request to admit John de 
Langley. Ebor[aco]* the king's yeoman to their house, and minister to him such 
maintenance in nieat, raiment etc. as Robert Paynlowe deceased had 
there at the late king's command, causing letters under their seal 
to be made and delivered to him with mention of all that he shall 
receive thereof, for which the king will be bound to them, and 
certifying the king by the bearer of what they will do at this request ; 
as by reason of his service the king would make provision for the 
said John, for whom none is yet made. By p.s. [26455.] 

Writing of Richard de Cranebrok of Kent, giving to Richard de 
Schamelesford clerk and Roger Digge, their heirs and assigns, a yearly 
rent of 10^. to be taken of all his lands in the town of Newynton 
CO. Kent at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, with power of 
distraint if the same shall be in arrear, and putting them in seisin thereof 
by M. Dated the chuich of Paul London, Tuesday after St. Andrew 
38 Ed\\'ard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 December. 

Writing of Richard de Schamelesford clerk and Roger Digge, being 
a defeasance of the rent to them granted by the foregoing writing, 
upon condition that Richard de Cranebrok or some other in [his] 
name shall pay 80 marks to them or one of them in the priory church 
of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld London on the feast of St. Philip and 
St. James next. Dated the church of St. Paul London, Wednesday 
after St. Andrew 38 Ed^^'ard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 December. 

Writing of William son of John son of Peter de Hadclif co. Lincoln 
being a gift and quitclaim to Master Geoffrey Salyng clerk, Richard 
Salyng, John Hullewode and Isabel Hullewode, their heirs and assigns, of 
all lands, tenements, cottages [or socages), rents and services which were 
of John son of Peter his father in the towns and territories of Hadclif, 
Westravendale and Gonerby, and of William de Grisseby in the town 
of Croxby, and came to him after the decease of the said John and 
William, and ought to come to him by inheritance or otherwise after 
the decease of Mariot his mother relict of the said John, with warranty 
of the premises, and of the reversion of those noM held for life in Hadclif 
by the said Mariot. Witnesses : Nicholas Hadclif, Alan Hadclif, 
Peter Bretoun, John Croun of Belisby, Richard Gros of Gonerby, 
Thomas Belle of Croxby, John Smeth of Westravendale. Dated 
Hadclif, St. Andrew's day 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December. 

Charter of William son of John son of Peter de Hattcclif co. Lincoln, 
giving with wairanty to Master Geoffrey Salyng clerk, his heirs and 
assigns, all his lands, tenements, cotteges, rents and services, with 

* In the warrant John de Everwyk. 



88 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1364. Membrane 5r7 — cont. 

houses, gardens, mill, meadows, feedings, pastures, reliefs, heriots, 
hays, ditches, ways, paths etc. in the towns and territories of Hatteclif, 
Westravendale, Gonerby, Croxby, Clixby, Grisseby, Honeby, Seuerby 
and Kelsay, with the reversion of the lands etc. which Mariot his mother, 
relict of John son of Peter, holds for life in name of dower in Hatteclif 
and Westravendale. Witnesses : William de Belisby knight, Peter 
Bretoun, Nicholas Hatteclif, Alan Hatteclif, John Smeth of 
Westravendale, William Warde, Richard Gros of Gonerby, Thomas 
Belle of Croxby, John Warde of Clixby. Dated Hatteclif, Monday 
before St. Denis 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December this year. 

Dec. 10. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order, upon a petition made on behalf 
Westminster, of John Gamen, to cause him to be set free from the king's prison of the 
city of Norwich, and not to trouble him in the mean time touching his 
withdrawal from the service of Peter de Buro.pstede contrary to the 
ordinance before the term agreed between them, bringing this writ 
before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of St. Hilary next ; 
as lately the king ordered the sheriff to attach the said John so as 
to have him on that day before the justices to answer as well the 
king as the said Peter on that matter, by colour whereof he was taken 
and is imprisoned as the king has learned ; and now the said petition 
shews that he is ready to stand to right in all things, and John Erlam 
of the said county, Richard Brighous of Yorkshire, Richard Merston 
and Richard Sadeler of London, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 40l. to have him before the justices 
in the octaves aforesaid. 

Membrane 4rf. 

May 10. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order, upon sight of these 

Westminster, presents, to cause proclamation to be made that no stranger nor privy 
person shall under pain of forfeiture thereof expose cloths for sale 
before the subsidy thereupon due be paid, and the cloths be sealed with 
the seal appointed for the purpose, that no drapers or clothmakers 
shall deliver any cloths from their keeping until so sealed, nor suffer 
any to pass out of their hands, and that all mayors, bailifis, ministers 
of the king and others, within liberties and without, shall under pain of 
forfeiture be aiding to Henry Godchepe and John Double of London, 
farmers of the subsidy of cloth for sale lately granted to the king for 
remission of the forfeiture of the alnage of cloth to him pertaining, 
and to their deputies in all things that pertain to them ; also to receive 
of the said Henry and John and of their deputies by indenture, 
containing the quantity and true value thereof, the description and the 
owners' names, all cloths which they shall take as forfeit into the king's 
hand and deliver to him, delivering one moiety thereof to them 
according to the covenants in their lease, and safe keeping the other 
moiety until further order ; as for a set rent the king by indenture has 
demised the said subsidy in those counties to the said Henry and John to 
farm from 5 May last for two years by certain covenants, together 
with a moiety of the cloths which shall be forfeited, and now on their 
behalf he is informed that great number of merchants and others 
have and do cause their cloths to be sealed with false seals and 
counterfeit, and not with the seal appointed for the purpose ; and 
because in the grant of the subsidy it is contained that all cloths exposed 



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for sale before being sealed with the collectors' seal nhall be forfeit 
to the king, the king's will is that all clotlis scaled with the collectors' 
true seals shall be held for cloths well and lawfully customed and scaled, 
and that nothing henceforth shall be of them demanded nor paid for 
such subsidy, and all other sealed with false seals and counterfeit 
shall bo forfeited, taken by the collectors into the king's hand, and 
delivered to the sheriff of the county where such forfeiture shall take 
place. 

The like writs to the following : 
Oct. 3. To the sheriff of Warrevvyk and Leycestre, the sheriff of Salop, 

Westminster. the sheriff of Stafford, for John Ray farmer of the said 

subsidy in those counties from Michaelmas last for two years, 
with the third part of the forfeitures. 
To the sheriff of Hereford, for John Chirbury farmer of the subsidy 
in that county from Michaelmas last for two years, with the 
third part of the forfeitures. 
To the sheriff of Kent, for Henry Colas of Gildeford taverner, 
farmer of the subsidy from Michaelmas last for three years, 
with the third part of the forfeitures. 

Membrane 3<I. 

Dec. 4. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament at 

Westminster. Westminster to be holden in the octaves of St. Hilary next, warning the 

prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons 

and clergy of the diocese to attend, the said prior and archdeacons 

in person, the chapter by one proctor, the clergy by two. 

By K. and C. 

Dec. 4. The like summons to John archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of 

Westminster. Durliam and fifteen other bishops (eleven of them by name) ; and 

to the vicar general of the bishop of Cicestre who is at a distance, 

and the keeper of the bishopric of Rochester in the vacancy of the 

see, to warn etc. 

^Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. "p. 636.] 

To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parliament. 

The like to the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury and 21 other 
abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the priors 
•of Lewes and Coventre. 

{Ibid. p. 637.] 

To John duke of Lancastre the king's son. Snmmons to the said 
parliament. By K. 

The like to Edmund earl of Cambridge and eight oth^ earls, Henry de 
Percy and 40 others. 

[Ibid.] 



To the sheriff of Kent. Ordea" to cause two knights of the shire, 
two citizens of every city, and two burgesses of every borough thereof 
to be elected and attead the said parhament. 

The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid. p. 638.] 



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1364- Membrane Sd — cont. 

To Ralph Spigurnel constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons of 
every port to be elected and attend the said parliament. 

[Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 638.] 

To Henry Grene. Order to attend the said parliament. 
The like to Robert de Thorpe and four others. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane 2d. 

Dec. 12. To the bailiffs of Heth. Whereas for many causes affecting the 

Westminster, rights of the crown, the estate and governance of the realm, it is ordered 

and agreed, with the assent of the lords and others of the council, 

that no man of whatsoever condition shall without the king's special 

licence pass the sea out of the realm, that search shall be made of all 

so passing out that they carry no money, gold, silver, jewels nor letters 

of exchange, that if any such goods or letters be found on any passing 

by sea, an arm of the sea, a water flowing to the sea, or on the sea coast, 

they shall be arrested and sent before the king and council, merchants 

only excepted who are known for merchants passing for traffic, 

and these shall give security before the mayor, bailiffs or wardens of 

the ports and places where they pass not to employ any money or 

letters they carry save in their traffic, on pain of forfeiture of what 

money or letters they carry and of the arrest and imprisonment of 

any carrying and concealing the same at the king's will, that search 

shall be made in all ports within the king's power on either side the 

sea that no person of whatsoever condition coming from the court of 

Rome to England or elsewhere beyond the sea bring letter patent, 

bull, instrument, process or aught else which may be to the prejudice 

of the king or any of his subjects, and none passing out of the realm 

to the court of Rome or elsewhere over sea carry letter patent, 

instrument, process or aught else which may turn to the like prejudice, 

and in case any shall pass out by the king's licence, he shall make oath 

and give security before the king in chancery not to make, sue nor 

procure any suit or impeachment of matters which may turn to the 

prejudice of the king, the laws, or of his subjects, on pain of being put 

out of the king's protection and of forfeiture of life and goods, according 

to the statute made in the 27th year of the reign : order to cause 

proclamation to be made of these ordinances in cities, boroughs, 

market towns, seaports and other places, within liberties and without, 

and to cause them to be observed, so that by default or negligence 

of the said bailiffs no hurt or prejudice be brought upon the king, 

the crown nor upon the realm whereby he should have matter of 

wrath against them, and to arrest and imprison any found after such 

proclamation passing over sea without the king's special licence, so 

that they shall not be set free without his special command, charging 

the said bailiffs by their allegiance, because he has the business a 

heart, to cause good and lawful watchers and searchers to be set and 

deputed in all places within their bailiwick where passage may be 

made, that none cross nor act contrary to the said ordinance. 

French. By K, and C. 

The like writs to all the sheriffs of England. 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs of the following towns and ports : 
The mayor and bailiffs of Cicestre. 



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The mayor and bailifTs of Portesmutli. 

The mayor and bailifTs of Suthampton. 

The bailiffs of Melcoiube. 

The bailiffs of VVeymuth. 

The bailiffs of la Pole. 

Tlie mayor and bailiffs of Exce.stre. * 

The bailiffs of Toppesham. 

The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Plummuth. 

The bailiffs of Bcrncstaple. 

The bailiffs of Exemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Bruggcwatre. 

The bailiffs of Lyverpole. 

The bailiffs of the town of Mergate. 

The bailiffs of the town of Orford. 

The mayor and bailiff's of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Hertelpole. 

The bailiffs of Whiteby. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh, 

The mayor and bailiffs of Everwyk. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The bailiffs of the town of Barton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Grymesby. 

The bailiffs of the town of St. Botholf. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne. 

The bailiffs of the town of Great Jernemuth. 

The baihffs of the town of Little Jernemuth. 

The bailiffs of the town of Donewyz. 

The bailiffs of the town of Blakeney. 

The bailiffs of the town of Yeppewiz. 

The bailiffs of the town of Herewich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Colchestre. 

The bailiffs of the town of Maldon. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewych. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The bailiffs of the town of Hastynges. 

The bailiffs of the town of Romeneye. 

The bailiffs of Pevenseye. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The bailiffs of the town of Kirkeleyrode. 

The bailiffs of the town of Faversham. 

The bailiffs of the town of Baudeseye. 

The sheriffs of London, mutatis mutandis. 



1365. 



Writing of Thomas son of Sir John Seintcler knight [militis], being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Sir John de Sutton of Wyvenho knight, 
his heirs and assigns, of the advowson of the church of Tendringge 
CO. Essex in the diocese of London. Witnesses : Sir John de Playz, 
Sir John de Braham knights, Edmund de Brokesbourne, John Fillol, 
Roger de Kirketon, John Spyney. Dated Tendringge, 4 June 
36 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 January this year. 



92 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



J3g4. Membrane Id. 

Writing of William de Colonia clerk, giving to Richard de Croydon 
citizen and fishmonger of London, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent 
of 201. to be taken of all his tenements and rents in London, with 
power of distraint if the same be in arrear, and putting the said Richard 
in seisin thereof bv Qd. Dated London, Wednesday after St. Nicholas 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December. 

-■ Robert de Fienles constable of France, who is abiding beyond the 

sea, appoints David de Wollore, William de Dighton, Walter Power, 

Thomas de Brantyngham and William de Mulsho clerks, Michael 
Skillyng and Robert de Horneby his attorneys for one year in all 
pleas and plaints for or against him in whatsoever court of England. 

Charter of John Aubrey, son and heir of Andrew Aubrey late citizen 
and pepperer of London, giving with warranty to Henry Lacy citizen 
and pepperer of London, Sir William de Newerk chaplain, Roger de 
Bokyngham and Richard Toky, their heirs and assigns, 1\ acres 1 rood 
of meadow which fell to him by inheritance after the decease of his 
said father in the towns of Edelmeton, Enefeld and Sywardeston 
CO. Middlesex, whereof 4 acres lie together in one piece in Edelmeton, 
1 acre in Enefeld, 2\ acres 1 rood in the marsh of Sywardeston. 
Witnesses : John de Biernes, John Wroth the younger, Gregory 
Faueiore, William Pymme, William Saleman. Dated Edelmeton, 
4 December 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December. 

Charter of John Aubrey citizen and pepperer of London, giving 
with warranty to Henry Laci citizen and pepperer of London, 
Sir William de Newerk chaplain, Roger de Bokyngham and Richard 
Toky, their heirs and assigns, 3 acres of meadow in a place called 
Flatherwyk in the parish of Westhamme co. Essex which he had of 
the gift and feoffment of Thomas Bret of Westhamme, together with 
I acre 1 rood of meadow in a meadow called Flatherwyk in the said 
parish which he had of the gift and feoffment of William de 
Hanampstede citizen and pepperer of London. Witnesses : Adam 
Fraunceys, Thomas Bret, Richard Blake, Richard Bowyere, Peter 
Pilewogh. Dated Westhamme, 5 December 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December. 

Charter of John Aubrey citizen and pepperer of London and William 
de Newerk chaplain, giving with warranty to John de Cokkyngge 
of Sussex, his heirs and assigns, the manor of Weston by Welleford 
CO. Berks lately purchased of William Percy now knight by fine in the 
king's court made between the said William and them. Witnesses : 
John Not, Peter Vanne and Henry Lacy citizens of London, 
Thomas de la Mare, John de Isebury, Henry de la Garderobe of 
Berkshire, Dated London, Friday the feast of St. Lucy 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December. 

Charter of Joan who was wife of Andrew Aubrey sometime citizen 
and pepperer of London and John Aubrey son and heir of the said 
Andrew, giving with warranty to Henry de Frowyk of Middlesex, 
Henry Lacy, Sir William de Newerk chaplain, Roger de Bokyngham 



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1304. 



1305. 
Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Id — cont. 

and Richard Toky the younger, their lieirs and assigns, all the lands 
which t hoy had in the town of St. Botolph, lately purchased by the 
said Andrew as well of Sir James de Burford knight as of John de 
Evenefeld. W^itncsses : Simon Dolsaly, John Not, Thomas Aubrey, 
Frederick de Tylneye, John de Kelleshull. Dated London, Monday 
after Midsummer 35 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December this year. 

Richard de Stanes and Richard Robyn of Middlesex to Queen 
Philippa. Joint and several recognisance for 20/., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in Middlesex. 



Jan. 23. Thomas Sherard of Pudelmusterton to Roger Dora. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 60/., to be levied etc. in Dorset. 

Jan. 22. John Talbot of Dyvelyn and John Fraunceys ' cordwaner ' have 
Westminster, found in chancery Andrew Otwy, Simon de Macchyng ' hosteler,' 
Roger Baret ' spicer ' and John Hyndale ' brauderer ' of London, 
who have mainperned under a pain of 40/. that the said John Talbo 
and John Fraunceys shall bring nor procure no hurt in body or goods 
upon Richard Pecok of London ' taillour ' or any other of the people. 



(94) 



39 EDWARD III. 



1366. 

Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 37. 

To the prior of Farleye. Order to stay altogether the payment 
or livery of corrodies and pensions by reason of bonds thereof made, 
until the king shall be contented of the arrears of the farm of the 
priory of Farleye for the time it was in the king's hand among other 
alien priories by reason of the last war with France ; as lately 
learning that the said priory during the time it was taken into his hand 
was so charged with corrodies and pensions to divers men by the 
priors thereof for the time being after it was so taken that, if the same 
should be paid, the means and possessions thereof, after deduction 
of other charges, would not suffice for payment of the farm due to 
the king, the king commanded the prior to stay altogether the pay- 
ment or livery of corrodies or pensions granted by the presidents 
thereof since the priory was taken into the king's hand ; and by 
certificate of the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, sent into 
chancery by the king's command, it is found that the arrears of the 
farm yet due for the time that it was in the king's hand are 
273Z. 12s. 3(f., and the king is informed that divers men to whom 
corrodies and pensions were granted as aforesaid, perpending that 
the priory is out of the king's keeping, are suing to the prior for the 
same and the arrears thereof ; and the king takes knowledge that 
if the same were paid while the king is not contented of his arrears, 
though they were clear and granted before the priory was taken into 
his hand, it would tend to his prejudice and to delay the payment of 
his arrears, especially as by the king's prerogative payment of his 
debts must be preferred to all others. By C. 

Et erat patens. 

Order to the sheriff of Somerset to cause a coroner to be elected 
instead of John Ledrede, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order, upon the petition of Peter 
de Cogan, that if by the inquisitions taken by writs of diem clausit 
extremum after the death of Walter his brother and returned in the 
chancery of Ireland, and by process thereupon had, it be found that 
Walter son of Peter de Cogan held the manors of Beauver and 
Colmore in chief, that the said Peter is his brother and heir, that he 
has proved his age, and that thereupon his homage was respited to a 
set time long past and livery was given him of the said manors, as 
in the said petition is shewn, to take of the said Peter security to come 
in person to the king in England and to do his homage before 
Christmas next or on that day, unless other command be given in 
the mean time, and to cause the said manors to be restored and 
delivered to him, together with the issues thereof from the time 
livery was so ordered, certifying the king meanwhile in the chancery 
of England under his seal used in Ireland of the whole process ; as 
the said petition also shows that the said manors are taken into the 
king's hand for that the said Peter brother of Walter has not yet 
done his homage, praying the king to take his homage, who has 
come to the king in England for that purpose, and to order resti- 
tution thereof to be made ; and in consideration of the toil and 



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1365. Membrane 37 — cont. 

expense which the said Peter has incurred by so coming from those 
divstant parts, and abiding in Enghxnd until the king be certified of 
the process made touching such restitution, without which the king 
might not take his homage, the king would deal generously with 
him. By K. and C. 

Feb. 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Westminster. Order to suffer all wool, woolfells and hides laded in ships in that 

port to be unladed and landed, and tlie customs and subsidies 

thereupon paid to bo delivered and paid back, althougli on 31 

January last the king by writ ordered tlie collectors from that day 

forward to sufTer no wool, hides or woolfells to be laded in the said 

port and taken to foreign parts until further order ; as petition is 

made to the king on behalf of several merchants to give them licence 

to unlade their wool and order the customs and subsidies to be repaid, 

as they laded no small quantity in ships to take to Calais on that day 

and after before they had knowledge of the said writ, and paid the custom 

and subsidies thereupon. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors in the ports of St. Botolph, Newcastle 

, upon Tyne, Great Jernemuth, Suthampton and Cicestre. 

Feb. 12. To the collectors of customs in the port of Cicestre. Order to suffer 

Wostminstor. all wool, woolfells and hides cocketed, customed and laded in that 
port before 31 January last to be taken to Calais without let, though 
on that day the king ordered them to suffer none from that day 
forward to be taken to foreign parts until further order ; as it was 
and is not the king's intent that any so cocketed, customed and laded 
before that day should by colour of the said writ be hindered. 
Proviso that none be taken over from the day named until further 
order. 

The like to the collectors in the ports of St. Botolph, Newcastle 
upon Tyne, Great Jernemuth, Suthampton, Sandewic and the city 
of London. 

Feb. 28. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 

Westminster, port of London. Order to weigh all wool now ready in the city and 
port of London wdthout waiting, according to the ordinance, for 
delivery of any bill of the mayor of the staple at Westminster, and 
upon payment of the customs and subsidies thereof due, to suffer 
the same to be by aliens taken over to foreign parts according to the 
command to the collectors previously addressed, the said ordinance 
notwithstanding ; as for particular causes the king's will is that all 
now ready shall be so weighed and taken over. By K. and C. 

Feb. 13. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order that 
Westminster, inquisitions of the lands in Ireland which were of John de Carreu 
tenant in chief be taken and returned as usual in the chancery of 
Ireland, and to cause Leonai"d de Carreu, son and heir of the said 
John, to have seisin of all whereof his said father at his death w^as 
seised in his demesne as of fee, and which by his death are taken into 
the king's hand ; as on 13 June last the age of the said Leonard 
was proved, and the king commanded livery to be given him of the 
lands in England of his heritage. 

Feb. 15. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 

Westroinster. cause 27s. O^d. which Ralph de Neville is bound to pay yearly at the 

exchequer after the death of Richard de Denton of the yearly rent 



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1B65. Membrane 37 — cont. 

of 511. Is. O^d. issuing of the cornage of Cumberland which the said 
Richard took for life of the king's grant, according to the grant of 
the reversion of that rent by the king made to the said Ralph and 
his heirs, to be deducted from the date of the death of Richard from 
1201. yearly assigned to the said Ralph de Neville and his heirs of the 
issues of the customs and subsidies in the port of Newcastle upon 
Tyne, causing allowance thereof to be made as well to the said Ralph 
as to the collectors of the said customs and subsidies, and the 
residue of the said yearly sum to be delivered to the said Ralph from 
the date of the said Richard's death, making allowance thereof to 
the said collectors, and discharging the said Ralph at the exchequer 
of the sum first named ; as on 16 July in the 26th year of 
his reign, in exchange for the castle and manor of Ermytage 
in Scotland, then extended at the yearly value of 120^., and given 
to the king and his heirs by the said Ralph in exchange for 1201. a year 
of land and rent to be by the king given to him and his heirs, the king 
granted him the reversion of 90^. 16s. Sd. of the farm of the town of 
Newcastle upon Tyne yearly taken by John Darcy deceased and 
his heirs during the life of Mary countess of Pembroke of the king's 
grant with reversion after her death to the king and his heirs, and 
also the 27s. Old. aforesaid to him and his heirs in part of the said 
yearly sum, further granting to the said Ralph that he and his heirs 
should have every year 1201. of the issues of the said customs and 
subsidies, namely 90Z. 16-s. Sd. [thereof until the yearly sum] which 
John Darcy took as aforesaid should by the death of the said countess 
or otherwise come to his hands, 275. Ohd. until that sum of the said 
cornage should by the death of the said Richard or otherwise come 
to his hands, and the remaining 211. 16s. S^d. until provision should 
be made by the king or his heirs to the said Ralph and his heirs of 
that yearly sum in land and rent to the exchange aforesaid ; and 
the said 27s. O^d. is come to the hands of the said Ralph by the death 
of the said Richard, who died on Wednesday after Palm Sunday in 
the 37th year of the reign. 

Membrane 36. 

Feb. 13. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order that 

Westminster, inquisitions of the lands in Ireland of John de Carreu be taken etc., 

and to cause Leonard de Carreu to have seisin etc. {as above, last page). 

Feb. 15. To John de Evesham, escheator in Wiltes. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son and heir of Edmund Burdon tenant in chief to have seisin of 

the lands of his father ; as he has proved his age before Philip de 

Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire, and the king has taken his 

homage and fealty. 

The like to Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devonshire. 

Feb. 16. To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Westminster, not to trouble John Stryvelyn, who has taken to wife Jacoba one of 
the daughters and heirs of Richard de Emeldon tenant in chief, con- 
cerning his homage for her purparty of the lands which Christiana 
who was wife of William de Plumpton knight held in dower after the 
death of the said Richard her first husband, releasing any distraint 
made ; as the king has taken the homage of the said John due by 
reason of issue between him and the said Jacoba begotten. 

By p.8. [26521a.] 



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13C5. Membrane 36 — cont. 

Feb. 6. To tlie sheriff of Suthampton. Order to stay altogether tlio 

Westminster, execution, if not already executed, of the king's writ ordering the 
lands, goods and cliattels of Kustace Dahiichecourt knight of Surrey 
and Thomas Garlek of Clieshire to be exttnidcd and appraised and 
to be delivered to John Devenissh citizen and skinner of London and 
Eudo Purchace citizen and draper of London, and the execution of 
any writ to take the bodies of the said l*]ustaee and Thomas for tliat 
cause, and in case the same be executed to cause their bodies to be 
delivered, and their lands, goods and chattels to be taken again into 
the king's hand from possession of tlie said John and Eudo and 
delivered to the said Eustace and Thomas ; as lately by colour of 
a recognisance for 336/. payable at terms long past by the said 
Eustace and Thomas made to the said John and Eudo before John 
Pyel mayor of the staple of Westminster, deputed to receive recog- 
nisances for debts in the said staple, which money was not paid at 
the said terms, by writ made according to a process in chancery 
thereupon, the king ordered the sheriff to cause the said lands and 
goods to be delivered as aforesaid to John and Eudo to hold until 
they should be contented of 100/. in part of the said sum ; but 
John and Eudo appearing before the king in chancery have acknow- 
ledged that they have been contented of the said 336/. 
The like to the following : — 

To the sheriff of Gloucester concerning 100/. 

To the sheriff of Somerset concerning 100/. 

To the sheriff of Devon concerning 36/. 

Membrane 35. 

Feb. 6. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Walter Carburra, who is insufficiently qualified. 

The like to the same sheriff, for election of a coroner instead of 
Hervey Trenaswethen. 

The like to the same sheriff, for election of a coroner instead of John 
Penhirgharth. 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to search 

Westminster, tl^? rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and to view a record and 
process whereby it is alleged that the manor of Holegh Mas recovered 
in the king's court, and if thereby assured that Thomas de Brewes 
had the wardship of no other lands but of the manors of Wanton, 
Hemesheved and Holegh by virtue of the king's commission of all 
the lands in Surrey which were of John de Brewes deceased, taken 
into his hand for that John son and heir of the said John was an 
idiot from birth, and that the said manor of Holegh was so recovered 
out of his possession, to stay their demands now made by exchequer 
summons upon Beatrice, wife and executrix of the said Thomas, 
for 20/. a year during all the time that Thomas had that wardship, 
namely for the proportion of the said 20/. a year which is the value 
of the manor of Holegh, and for the residue of that yearly sum from 
8 November in the 37th year of the reign, discharging as well the 
said Thomas as Beatrice, his other executors, and the tenants of 
his lands, the said John the son and Joan his wife, and releasing any 
distraint made by the sheriff of Surrey upon the said Beatrice for 
that cause ; as lately the king committed the said wardship to 
Thomas de Brewes to hold so long as the lands should remain in his 

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98 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365* Membrane 35 — cont. 

hand for the cause aforesaid, and after on the day named the king by 
letters patent committed the wardship of the manors of Wauton and 
Hernesheved, which were in the wardship of Beatrice as executrix 
of her said husband it was said, to the said John the son and 
Joan during the life of the said John for maintenance of 
him, his wife, their children and household without rendering 
anything to the king, [out of compassion] for their estate, who have 
no means of livelihood unless the king come to their aid ; and now 
on behalf of Beatrice the king is informed that, though John de Brewes 
had no lands in Surrey but the said two manors and the manor of 
Holegh, where [were] in the wardship of the said Thomas by virtue 
of the said commission, and thovigh the manor of Holegh was recovered 
out of his hands by process in the king's court made with the king's 
knoA^'ledge and at his command, and though the said two manors 
are delivered to the said John the son and Joan by virtue of the 
king's commission to them made, and so all the lands of John de 
Brewes are wholly delivered out of the hands of Thomas and Beatrice, 
the treasurer and the said barons are nevertheless demanding of 
Beatrice, as executrix of Thomas, a yearly payment of 201. for the 
said lands, whereupon she has prayed the king for remedy, 

Feb. 16. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's 

Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further with certain tenements called 
Charles in Derteford, restoring to John Michel the issues thereof taken 
in the mean time to the king's use ; as lately upon the finding of an 
inquisition, taken by John de Tye the escheator, that John de 
Cobbeham knight, who held the premises for life with reversion to the 
king, aliened the same in fee to the said John Michel to the king's 
disherison contrary to the statute, and that thereby the premises 
pertain to the king for that John de Cobbeham made thereof a greater 
estate to John Michel than he had therein, John Michel appearing 
before the king in chancery alleged that at the time of the feoffment 
to him made John de Cobbeham was thereof seised in his demesne 
as of fee, as he is ready to prove, and Michael Skyllyng, suing 
for the king in that behalf, said that at the time of the said feoffment 
John de Cobbeham had no estate therein but for life, craving that 
of this inquisition might be made by the country, and John Michel 
likewise, wherefore a day was given the parties before the king in the 
quinzaine of Easter last ; and the process thereupon being continued, 
it is found by the inquisition whereupon the parties put themselves 
that, at the time of the feoffment made to John Michel, John de 
Cobbeham was seised of the premises in his demesne as of fee, whereby 
it is determined that the king's hand shall be removed, and John 
Michel shall have restitution thereof together with the issues 
aforesaid. 

Mandate to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer to 
discharge as well John Michel, to whom the king committed the 
keeping of the premises rendering at the exchequer 4 marks a year 
whereat the same are extended if it should be adjudged that they 
or the issues of them ought to pertain to the king, as also the 
escheator of the said issues, and of rendering an account thereof. 

Feb. 20. To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
Westmin»t«r. pleas before ths king. Order, notwithstanding that the business 



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concerns the king and Isabel his daughter, to command an inqui- 
fr'ition to be taken, if not ah-eady taken, before John de Moubray one 
of the justices of the Bencli by the king's writ of nisi priun, between 
the king and Isabel his daughter on the one part and John de 
Dynhani on the other part, namely whether Thomas de Courtenaye 
tenant in chief deceased, whose lands are in the king's hand by 
reason of the nonage of Hugh his son and lieir and in the wardship of 
the said Isabel by the king's commission, was at his death seised in 
his demesne as of fee of certain manors ai\d lands in Somerset and 
Devon in the process contained, as in the said process is alleged on 
behalf of the king and the said Isabel, or whether in his life time he 
demised the same to the said John, as by liim nlleged in the said process, 
w it bout that that he was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death. Proviso that the}' shall not proceed to render judgment 
therein without advising the king. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to remove the king's hand, 

Westminster, and not to meddle further with a messuage, 32 acres of land, 3 acres 
of meadow and 2 acres of pasture in Irtlj^ngburgh and two messuages 
with a garden, 98 acres of land and 3 roods of meadow in Raundes 
which were of William son of William le Botiller of Hardemede and 
of Joan his wife as of the right and heritcige of the said Joan, delivering 
to her any issues thereof taken since tl\e said William's death ; as 
lately the king ordered the sheriff to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore the lands of the said William son of W^illiam and Joan in 
Irtlyngburgh and Raundes were by him taken into the king's hand, 
what lands they were, of whom held, and of what value a year, and 
he returned that he so took the premises by virtue of the king's 
command to him addressed to make inquisition what lands in his 
bailiwick the said William had one month after Easter in the 37th 
year of the reign, on which day the said William was a clerk convicted 
before the king at Westminster, and that the premises are held of others 
than the king ; and by certificate of the abbot of Westminster, sent 
before the king in chancery by his command, it is found that the 
said William, who w^as lately before the king impeached of certain 
felonies and was delivered to the abbot as ordinary according to the 
1:)enefit of clergy, died on 12 May last in the abbot's prison at West- 
minster of a natural disease. 



Membrane 34. 

Feb. 21. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire and Buking- 

Westminster. hamshire. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of Nicholas Pouer 

tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his father ; as the said 

Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has 

taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26537.] 

The like to Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. 



Membrane 33. 

Feb. 24. To the brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York. Writ de 

Westminster, intendendo, directing them to observe an ordinance touching the 

estate and governance of the said hospital, of the brethren, 

sisters, clerks and ministers therein, and of others now or 

hereafter abiding therein by whatsoever colour, and of the 



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possessions as well temporal as spiritual that thereto belong 
or ought to belong, made at the king's special command by Simon 
bishop of Ely the chancellor, to whom the visitation of all the king's 
hospitals and free chapels is acknowledged to belong, by advice of 
the learned of his council after information had ; and to be attendant 
upon Richard de Ravenser the king's clerk, warden of the said 
hospital, to whom the king has opened his Avill touching this matter, 
commanding him to declare and shew to them the said ordinance and 
the king's command that they may observe and keep it, performing 
at their peril those things M-hich he shall lay before them ; as the 
king has of liis particular knowledge accepted the said ordinance, 
confirming it by letters patent under his great seal. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 22. To Richard la Vaclie constable of the Tower of London, or to his 
Westminster.' lieutenant. Order to cause William de Wenlok clerk to be set free 
from the prison within the Tower by the mainprise of John de Buyres 
of London ' draper ' and Adam Karlill of London ; as they appearing 
in person before the king in chancery have mainperned under a pain 
of 1,000Z. to have the body of the said William before the king 
at his command upon warning received when the king shall choose 
to proceed with a cause against him, and that in the mean time he 
shall not pass out of the realm, nor attempt or procure aught that 
may tend to the prejudice of the king or of his crown. By K. 

Membrane 32. 

Feb. 10. To the prior of Lewes. Whereas lately, on finding by inspection 
Westminster, of the rolls of chancery that the prior of Lewes was first summoned 
to a paiiiament holden in the 4th year of the late king, and not before 
to any parliaments of the said late king or of King Edward I or at 
any other time, and after that year only at intervals in the time of 
the king and of the said late king, taking knowledge that the prior's 
name was of his will and not of right inserted in the rolls of chancery 
among the names of prelates so summoned, the king ordered his name 
to be withdrawn, cancelled and erased so that henceforth the prior 
for the time being shall not be summoned, but shall be discharged of 
coming to parliament : the king holds the said prior excused for not 
coming to the present parliament according to the summons made him, 
and hereby signifies the same to him. By pet. of pari. 

Et erat patens. 

[Report on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 638.] 



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Feb. 17. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to take of 
Westminster. Margaret who was wife of William de Kerdeston knight tenant in chief 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
assign her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the 
king's hand by his death and yet in the king's hand, sending the 
assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

[arch 20. Order to the sheriff of Stafford to cause a coroner to be elected 
'^^rnbiater. instead of Richard Lovesone, who is too infirm to perform the duties 
of that offioe. 



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13()5. Membrane 32 — cont. 

Order to the: sheriff of StaiTord to cau.se a coroner to be elected 
instead of NV^illiam le llunte, wlio has no lands in the county whereof 
he may answer according to the statute. 

Like order to the said sheriff concerning the removal of William 
de Thykkenes and Thomas de Pype. 

March 25. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Windsor, to take the fealty of Roger de Louth according to the form of a sc^hedule 
enclosed, to make a partition of the manor and advowson of Wyk- 
hamond into two parts in presence of the said Roger, Margery his 
wife, William de Cogenho and Elizabeth his wife, if upon warning 
they will attend, and to cause the said Roger and Margery, 
William and Elizabeth to have seisin of the purparties thereof falling 
to the said Margery and Elizabeth respectively, saving to the king 
the relief to him due, sending the partition to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Joan who 
was wife of John de Wolverton knight at her death held no lands in 
that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but as jointly enfeoffed 
with the said John sometime her husband (likewise deceased) held 
the said manor and advowson with reversion to Margery and Elizabeth 
as daughters and heirs of John, being of full age, and that the 
premises are held in chief as parcel of the barony of Wolverton ; and 
the king has taken the homage and fealty as well of the said William 
by reason of issue between him and Elizabeth as of John Hunte 
sometime husband of Margery by reason of issue between them 
begotten for the lands of the said John [de Wolverton]. 

April 24. Order to the sheriff of Norffolk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William de Fewell, who is dead. 



Membrane 31. 

April 2. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to 

Westminster, assign to Andrew de Bures and Katherine his wife, who was wife of 
John Aynell tenant in chief, her dower of the lands of the said John 
her husband, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery, although she has married the said Andrew without the 
king's licence, whereby her dower is forfeit to the king. By K. 

The like to William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire and 
Bukingharnshire. 

April 4. To Thomas de Wythornwyk escheator within the liberty of 

Westminster. Holdernesse. Order not to meddle further with a messuage and 
four bovates of land in Ryngburghneuton, twelve bovates of land in 
the same town, a messuage and one bovate and a half of land in 
Outhorne, two bovates and a half in the same town, and divers other 
lands within the liberty taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Nicholas de Thorne, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as it is 
found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Nicholas 
at his death held no lands within that liberty of the king as of the 
crown in his demesne as of fee, but held the first mentioned messuage 
and land in his demesne as of fee, and the said twelve bovates in 
service of the king as of the honour of Albemarle by homage and 
fealty, the service of doing suit at the wapentake of Holdernesse 



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every three weeks, of the 44th part of one knight's fee, and of rendering 
5d. a year to the ward of Skipse castle, the messuage and land in 
Outhorne in his demesne as of fee, and the said two bovates and a 
half there in service likewise of the said honour by homage and fealty, 
by the service of the 88th part of one knight's fee, and of rendering 
l^d. a year to the ward of the said castle, and divers other lands within 
the liberty of others than the king, and that Maud wife of John de 
Villers, Avice and Elizabeth his daughters are his next heirs and 
of full age ; and the king lately granted to Isabel his daughter for 
life all the lands which he had within the said liberty, together with 
the knights' fees thereto pertaining. 

April 5. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Windsor, to cause Richard de Clendon, cousin and heir of Roese {Rosea) who 
was wife of Nicholas Paries, to have seisin of the lands of the 
said Roese tenant in chief by her death taken into the king's 
hand ; as the said Richard has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26581.] 

May 1. To the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's lieges. 

Westminster. Order to suffer Simon now bishop of London, the dean and chapter 
of the church of St. Paul London and their men to be quit in regard 
to all their goods and property of toll, pontage, passage, payage, lastage, 
stallage, tallage, carriage and pasnage in all places within their districts 
whatsoever, restoring anything of them taken for that cause, 
according to the charters of the king's forefathers and the king's 
charter of confirmation ; as among other liberties it is thereby granted 
to the said bishop, dean and chapter that they and their men for ever 
shall be quit of the said customs and of every other throughout the 
land in regard to goods carried by land or by water, and it is forbidden 
that any man should trouble them, their property, possessions, lands 
or men on pain of forfeiting lOZ. to the king ; and the king by charter 
has confirmed the charters of his forefathers, and has further granted 
that they and their successors shall thenceforth use and enjoy the 
said liberties and quittances without let of the king, his heirs, justices, 
sheriffs, bailiffs or ministers whatsoever, though any of them was 
not used heretofore. 
Et erat patens. 

May 5. To the sheriff of Cornwall and the king's subadmiral toward the 

Westminster, west. Order, upon the petition of the king of Castile and of Edward 
prince of Aquitaine and Wales, to cause 920 quintals of iron by them 
arrested to be delivered to certain Spanish merchants of the to^vn8 
of Bermeo, Bilvao, and Liquecio in the county of Viscagia, the claim 
of Alan Robert and Mark Dovy notwithstanding ; as the king lately 
by Avrit of privy seal ordered the sheriff and subadmiral to certify 
the cause wherefore they arrested the said iron brought by the said 
Alan and Mark to the port of Eowy, and they certified that on 
Monday after the Assumption last they arrested the same because 
of a suspicion they had by reason of certain speeches that the same 
was by people of England stolen from certain merchants of Spain off 
Conk upon the coast of Brittany, and for better information took 
an inquisition by good and sufficient seamen and merchants, whereby 
it was found that the said Alan and Mark merchants of Cornwall 



39 EDWARD III. 103 



1365. Membrane ^l—cont. 

crossed the sea in a ship called ' la Pedrok ' sailing from Cornwall to 
Garounde to get salt, and when the ship came to (^rarounde and was 
laded with salt, returning by sea towards Cornwall, th(>y were driven 
by too violent a wind to a port called Seint Gilinyn of Conk in 
Brittany and long detained there, so that without sale of their salt 
they might not endure, and sold the same there to merchants of that 
port, and after buying the said iron of John Gauceby and Domyngo 
Vanes lawful menshants of the same port, and paying the custom 
thereof due as befitted good and true merchants, brought it to the 
port of Fowy as their true chattel, as lawful was ; and the king is 
assured by good and sufficient proof made before him and the 
council, by letters of the said king and prince to him addressed, and 
by other evidence shewn before him and tlu^ council, that the iron 
\\as of certain merchants of the king of Castile of the said towns in 
ships of Spain laden therewith and with other merchandise to be 
taken to Brittany, and was by certain pirates of England and 
Brittany stolen at sea oft" the coast of Brittany in time of truce between 
the said kings and their subjects ; and on behalf of the said king 
Diind prince earnest prayer has been made for restitution thereof. 

By K. and C. 

May 10. To the sheriff of Cornwall and the king's subadmiral toward the 
Westminster, west. Order, upon the petition of John de Veyages, who for himself 
and his fellows merchants of Bermeo, Bilvao and Liquecio was suing 
before the king and council for recovery of the iron above mentioned, 
to deliver to Alan Robert and Mark Dovy all the iron by them 
arrested ; as the king lately etc. [as above) ; and at the petition of the 
king of Castile and the prince of Wales by writ to the sheriff and 
subadmiral addressed commanded the same to be delivered to the 
said merchants ; and after the said John, appearing before the king 
in chancery, acknowledged that the said Alan and Mark had con- 
tented him of the price thereof, praying that it should be to them 
delivered as sold by him. The king's will is that the sheriff" and 
subadmiral be thereof discharged toward him and toward the 
said merchants. By K. and C. 

May 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to remove the king's hand, 
Westminster, and not to meddle further with twelve tuns of w ine of John de Cherleton, 
Richard de Beorton, Thomas de la Grene and John Taverner of 
Wircestre by him taken into the king's hand ; as lately the king 
ordered the sheriff to certify in chancery the cause wherefore he took 
and detained the said wine, and he certified that he did so in case the 
wine should be adjudged for wreck, for that a boat wherein were the 
said tuns was by a storm of wind sunk in the river Severn between 
the lordship of Berkeley and the forest of Dene, when no man 
escaped alive therefrom ; and the business being examined before 
the council, it seems to the council that goods found in such rivers 
ought not to be adjudged for wreck. By C. 

The like to Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire, for 
the said John de Cherleton etc. 

May 26. To the mayor and constable of the staple of Gippewic and the 

Westminster, collectors of customs there, also to the merchants resorting to the 

said staple. Order, under a double pain, to cause that which by 



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oath of Richard de Haverlond of Gippewic they may be assured that 
he has paid for balances, weights and other things needful for weighing 
wool in the staple of that port, to be without delay collected and 
levied among them, and paid to the said Richard, that by their default 
the weighing and unlading of wool in that port be not hindered to 
the king's loss, whereby he should have matter of wrath against them ; 
as for the common advantage of merchants flocking to the said staple 
the king caused balances and weights for weighing wool therein to be 
new made and sent thither at their request, for the making whereof 
and the cost the said Richard paid, as it is witnessed before the king. 

By K. and C. 

May 21. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to weigh all wool in the said port to be taken 
to Calais without waiting according to the form of the ordinance of 
the staple for any bill of the mayor of the staple at Westminster, 
and upon payment of the customs and subsidies thereupon due, to suffer 
the wool to be by aliens taken thither according to the command 
to them previously addressed, the said ordinance notwithstanding ; 
as that is the king's will. 

April 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, and to the cham- 
Westminster. berlains. Order to search the rolls of accounts rendered at the 
exchequer by the collectors of custom in the port of Berewic upon 
Twede and the other roll^ and memoranda of the exchequer, and of 
the issues of the said custom if sufficient, otherwise of the treasury, 
to cause payment to be made to Henry de Percy, son and heir of 
Henry de Percy, of the arrears of 500 marks to be taken upon the 
said custom which by letters patent the king lately granted to the 
said Henry the father and to his heirs, or to make him a competent 
assignment to content him. By K. and C. 

May 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 

Westminater. port of London. Order to suffer all merchants natives and alien to be 
quit of payment of custom and subsidy for the canvas wherein their 
wool shall be packed to take to Calais, or for the corners thereof, as 
heretofore used to be done, and as ordered and agreed in the parlia- 
ment holden at Westminster in the 34th year of the reign. 



Membrane 30. 

May 6. To John atte Lee steward of the lands of Queen Philippa. Order 

Westminster, to pay to the prior and brethren of the order of St. Mary of Mount 
Carmel and to the convent of Bishops Lenne the arrears of a yearly 
rent of ten quarters of wheat and ten quarters of barley from the 
death of John Bardolf of Wirmegeye tenant in chief, and to pay the 
same henceforth until the lawful age of his heir, according to the 
said John's grant, as it has been paid heretofore ; as by inquisitions 
taken by the king's command of the said John's lands, which are in 
the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, 
and in the said queen's wardship of the king's grant, it is found that 
John in his life time with the king's licence by charter granted that 
rent to the said prior and brethren and their successors, to be taken 
at All Saints of his manor of Stowe co. Suffolk (sic), for the soul of the 
grantor and of his ancestors. 



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1365. Membrane 30 — cont. 

May 12. To Edtmuul Cheync keeper of tlie iHlands of Jercseye, Gernenrye, 
Westminster. Serk and Aureiioye. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to 
meddle further with the esperquerie of eong(>rs and tlie customs of 
mackerel of the men and tenants of the abbey of Mont St. Michel 
ill periculo maris in Geniereye, delivering wholly to the said abbot 
and to the prior of Vallia in Gernereye any issues thereof taken ; as 
lately at the suit of the said abbot, alleging that he and his pre- 
decessors were time out of mind in possession of the esperquerie and 
customs aforesaid without interference, as may appear by the record 
and process of a plea between the king and the said abbot moved in 
the last eyre of justices, and that the said keeper has of his will without 
due process unlawfully ousted the said abbot from possession thereof, 
and the said prior to him subject, seizing the same into the 
king's hand, the king by writ commanded the said keeper to 
be before him and the council in chancery three weeks after 
Easter last to inform them concerning the manner and cause 
of taking the same into the king's hand, and concerning the 
king's right therein, giving the abbot that day to do and receive what 
should be lawful in the premises ; and though the keeper received 
the writ, as is testified before the king, he came not at that day, and 
by the said record and process, which the king caused to come before 
him in chancery, it is clear that the abbot, the prior and their predeces- 
sors were seised in possession as aforesaid time out of mind. By C. 
Et erat patens. 

May 26. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause 
Westminster, three tofts and six bovates of land in Marton and Tollesby in 
Clyveland to be taken again into the king's hand and delivered to 
John de Horeworth, together with the issues thereof from the time 
they were first so taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore he took the said John's 
lands in Marton and Tauceby into the king's hand, and he signified 
that the said John was lately an adherent of Andrew de Hercla the 
king's enemy and rebel in his enmities against the king's allegiance, 
and that Ellen de Horeworth, who held the premises of William 
Malbys by homage and fealty, died about two years past, after whose 
death the said John entered llie same as his right and as her next 
heir, and so held them ; and after, for that the late king by letters 
patent, produced before the king in chancery, of his favour pardoned 
the said John the suit of his peace and whatsoever pertained to him 
for that adherence, and for that he was of the household of the said 
Andrew, also for homicides, robberies, felonies and trespasses 
whatsoever in the realm committed contrary to his allegiance w'hereof 
he was indicted, and granted him his peace, at the suit of the said 
John praying for restitution and livery of the premises, the king 
ordered the sheriff of York to give notice to Richard de Hoton, who 
held the same of the king's grant, to be before the king in chancery 
in the quinzaine of Easter last to shew cause wherefore the premises 
should not be taken again into the king's hand and so delivered, and 
further to do and receive what the court should determine ; and the 
sheriff returned that he gave such notice to the said Richard and 
Richard came not in chancery at that day. 

May 8. To John de Tye escheator in Sussex. Order to cause William son 

Westminster, and heir of William de Fifhyde tenant in chief to have seisin of hia 



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said father's lands ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [2664L] 

To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. Like 
order, as the said William has proved his age before John de Tye. 

By p.s. [as above]. 

May 24. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to cause 
Westminster, the bishop of Worcester to have seisin of 12 acres of land in North wyk 
by Worcester held by Richard Elyot of Worcester outlawed for 
felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that the said land has been in his hand a year 
and a day, that the said Richard held it of the said bishop, and 
that the escheator had the year and a day and the waste, and ought 
to answer to the king for the same. 

The like to the said escheator, to cause John de Littleton to have 
seisin of 4 acres of land in Northwyk aforesaid held by the said 
Richard Elyot, 

May 8. To the justices of the Bench. Order, upon the petition of the 

Westminster, abbot of Lyre, to proceed to render judgment in a plea between him 
and the dean of Wy[n]burne, doing justice between the parties ; 
as the abbot has shewn that his predecessor impleaded Master Richard 
de Clare then dean of Wynburne before the said justices to render 
him 288 marks, arrears of a yearly rent of 8 marks to him due, in 
which plea the dean alleged that he held the deanery for life of the 
king's advowson by collation of the late king, and found the deanery 
discharged of the said rent, wherefore without the king he ought not 
to make answer, that thereby at the said late abbot's suit command 
was given to the then justices to proceed in the plea his allegation 
notwithstanding, that the process was continued so that after by 
inquisition of the country and by judgment of the court the said 
abbot recovered the rent and arrears against the said Richard, that 
the now abbot is impleading the now dean before the justices for 
arrears of the same rent, and that they have deferred to proceed in 
the plea for that the now dean in his pleading has alleged that he 
holds the deanery of the king's collation, and without the king ought 
not to make answer. By K. and C. 

May 16. To Henry Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order, upon the petition of William son of Alexander 
de Walsham, to hear his plaint, summoning before them as well John 
Pyel mayor of the staple of Westminster as Thomas de Naunton 
knight, and if by inspection of his body or other lawful information 
they may be assured that he is as yet within age, to proceed to annul 
and quash a recognisance for 400/. by the said William made to the 
said Thomas before the said mayor ; as the said William has shewn 
the king that he, being within age, made the recognisance aforesaid 
according to the ordinance of the said staple, and that though he is 
yet within age the said Thomas is suing execution thereof against 
nim. 

May 12. To the justices of the Bench. Order to abide by the form of the 
Westminster, ordinance and statute of provisors in all pleas touching the same 



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now or hereafter pending before them, any command of the king 
to them lieretofore addressed in any sueli plea to tlie eontrary 
notwitlistanding ; as by the lords and commons of the rcahn at 
Westminster it was thereby ordered that all of the king's aUegiancc 
who liaie any man out of the realm in a plea on any matter whereof 
cognisance pertains to the king's court, or whereof judgments are 
therein rendered, or who sue in an alien court to annul or impeach 
judgments therein rendered, shall by \^•a^ling to be by the sheriff or otlier 
minister of the king given in the place where are the possessions in 
debate, or elsewhere where they have lands or possessions, have a 
day at an interval of two months to be before the king and 
council, or in chancery, or before the justices of either Bench, 
or other the king's justices by him appointed for the purpose, to 
answer in person for the contempt made in that behalf, and if they 
shall not come at that day to stand to law, they, their proctors, 
attorneys, executors, notaries and maintainers shall thenceforth be 
put out of the king's protection, and their lands, goods and chattels 
shall be forfeit to the king. By K. and C. 

[^Feeder a. '\ 

Membrane 29. 

May 2. To John de Evesham escheator in Berkshire and Wiltes. Order 

Westminster, not to meddle further with the manors of Yatyngden and Lek- 
hampstede, the advowson of Yatyngden, a meadow in Burghefeld 
called Vyneye, a meadow in Southecote called Hevenemede, a meadow 
in Whitele called Holmesmcde, a toft and one earucate of land in 
Stratfeld Mortymer called Trunkewell, 8 acres of meadow in Hake- 
bourne, a toft, 60 acres of land, 6 acres of pasture and IJ acre of 
wood in FoxhuU co. Bei'ks, and the manors of Beaumys and Hakeneston 
CO. Wiltes, taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund de la 
Beche, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Edmund 
at his death held no lands in those counties in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the premises for life, with reversion to Andrew de 
Sakevylle the younger, Edmund Dauvers and John Duyn, and tliat 
the same are held of others than the king. 

May 20. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Salop. Order not to distrain 

Westminster. Hugh brother and heir of John Tyrel tenant in chief for his homage, 

releasing any distraint already made for that cause ; as the king has 

taken his homage. By p.s. [26654.] 

The like to the following : 

John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. 

John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

May 19. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause 
Westminster. Henry de Percy and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John de Orreby 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of the said John her father 
taken into the king's hand by his death ; as she has proved her age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken the fealty of the said 
Henry. 



108 



1365. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Like order, as 
the said Joan has proved her age before Walter de Kelby. 
The like to the following : 

Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Norffolk and Suffolk. 
William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire, 
William de Fretheleye escheator in Notynghamshire and 
Derbyshire. 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to meddle 
further with the manor of Reynham called Southalle, taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Alice who was wife of John de 
Staunton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Alice 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other 
in her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor as jointly enfeoffed 
with her said husband (likewise deceased) of the gift and feoffment of 
Menaudus de Chesthunte knight to them and the heirs of John, and 
that the same is held of another than the king. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being, or to his repre- 
sentative. Order to cause command to be given, by writs under the 
king's seal used in Ireland, to the ministers to whom they should be 
given, to cause all the lands in Ireland which Elizabeth who was 
wife of John de Erlegh tenant in chief at her death held in dower of 
the heritage of John son and heir of the said John, and which by her 
death were taken into the king's hand, if not yet to him delivered, 
to be delivered [to the said John the son], together with the issues 
thereof taken ; as on 13 March in the 36th year of his reign, on the 
finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's command by John de 
Bekynton escheator in Somerset, that the said Elizabeth, who died 
12 December in the 35th year, at her death held divers lands in that 
county in dower of the heritage of the said John the son, the king 
commanded the escheator to cause him to have livery of the same, 
having at another time taken his homage and fealty for the lands of 
his said father. 



I 



June 12. To the same. Like order to cause command to be given to cause 
Westminster, all the lands in Ireland of John de Erlegh the father tenant in chief, 
taken into the king's hand by his death, if not yet to him delivered, 
to be delivered to John his son and heir, together with the issues 
thereof taken from 18 December in the 28th year of the reign ; as on that 
day the age of John the son was proved, and the king commanded 
the then chancellor of Ireland to cause him to have seisin of the 
said lands. 



May 26, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the 
Westminster, chamberlains. Order, upon the petition of William de Wyndesore, 
in the said William's account for himself and his men retained for one 
whole year upon the king's service for furtherance of the war in 
Ireland, according to an indenture between the king and him made, 
to deduct I2d. a day for every man at arms, 6d. for every mounted 
archer, 6d. for every mounted hobbler, and 6d. for three footmen 
called ' kernes ' reckoning three ' kernes ' as one mounted archer, 
for the times of their vacations, and to cause allowance to be made 



39 EDWARD III. 109 



I 



13C5. Membrane 29 — cont. 

of the payinonta due to liim according to the said indenture for those 
retained w illi him ; as the said petition shews that he was by the said 
indenture retained with the king witli 120 men at arms and 2()0 archers, 
to abide with the king one ^\ hole year for tlie said \\ ar, that after tho 
lapse of the first year's term by advice and order of the whole 
council of Ireland, for better furtherance of the said war and the king's 
greater advantage, he retained a certain number of men of Ireland called 
'kernes' in the room of 70 English archers who were lacking of his said 
retinue, as may appear by an indenture made between the said council 
and the said William, and that the treasurer, barons and chamberlains 
have deferred the allowance of wages to the said William for the men 
at arms, archers, hobblers and ' kernes ' of his retinue for those times, 
for that in his account in the exchequer for that year are found certain 
vacations of such men, praying that allowances as aforesaid may be 
made for such vacations, and that the payments due for such as he 
retained may be allowed him. By C. 

May 28. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire and Glou- 
Westminster. cestershire. Order to cause the third part of the manor of Leye co. 
Gloucester, taken into the king's hand among other lands which 
were of John Cofe, to be delivered to Thomas Ralegh of Charles as 
cousin and heir of the said John, together with the issues thereof taken 
since John's death, so that answer be made to the king concerning 
the issues taken before John's death of the said third part, and of all 
other the lands seized into the king's hand by reason of his idiocy, those 
excepted which were granted by the king's commission to Thomas de 
Cotes without rendering anything for the same ; as on 1 September 
in the 32nd year of his reign by letters patent the king granted as 
aforesaid to Thomas de Cotes the keeping of all the said lands in 
Westhide eo. Hereford, Eggesworth, Leye and Lassyngdon co. Glou- 
cester, lately taken into the king's hand by Henry de Prestwode then 
escheator for that it was found by inquisitions, before him taken of 
his office, that John Cofe was an idiot born and non compos mentis, to 
hold so long as the premises should for that cause remain in the king's 
hand ; and after on the finding of divers inquisitions, taken by the 
said Philip at the king's command, that a third part of the manors 
of Lassyngdon, Leye, Westbury and Eggesworth co. Gloucester, and 
a third part of a fourth part of the manor of Westhyde co. Hereford 
came to the king's hands by reason of the idiocy of the said John, 
that John died while they were so in his hand, that the said Thomas 
Ralegh is his next heir and of full age, and that the said lands are 
held of others than the king, at the suit of the said heir praying that 
the king would cause livery to be given him of the third part of the 
manor of Leye which was in the hands of Gilbert Talbot and Perina 
his wife, with the issues thereof taken since John's death, on 
8 February last the king ordered the sheriff of Gloucester to give 
notice to the said Gilbert and Perina to be before him in 
chancery on a set day now past to shew cause wherefore livery thereof 
ought not so to be given, and to do and receive further Avhat the court 
should determine, and the sheriff returned that he gave them notice 
accordingly ; and as well the said Gilbert in person as the said 
Perina by Lawrence de Greyndor her attorney appeared at the day 
named, and said that they are not tenants of the said third part nor 
Avere tenants at the date of the writ, claiming nothing therein. 



no 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. 
March 23. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 
Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 28. 
To Roger de Wolferton escheator in Norffolk. Order to take a 
simple seisin in the name of the king's lordship within the gates of 
the abbey of St. Benet Hulme, now void by the death of William 
de Hadesco the last abbot, and not to meddle by reason of this 
vacancy with the keeping of the said abbey, its cells, the manors, 
property or goods to the same or the cells belonging, suffering the 
prior and convent thereof to dispose according to letters patent of 
29 May 33 Edward I, and restoring to them any issues thereof taken, 
saving always to the king the knights' fees held of the abbey, 
advowsons of churches and escheats falling in during the vacancy, 
also the issues and profits during this vacancy of any lands acquired 
by the abbot and convent since the said date ; as the said king 
granted to the then abbot and the convent that at every vacancy 
the prior and convent and their successors should have the keeping 
of the abbey and the temporalities thereof with all things thereto 
belonging as fully as the abbot and convent used to have in any times 
past when his see was filled, saving to the said king and his 
heirs the fees, advowsons and escheats aforesaid, so that all 
rents and yearly services of the said fees arising should remain 
to the prior and convent, and that at the end of every 
vacancy (namely after fealty done ' by the abbot elect and 
confirmed or appointed) such escheats should be delivered to 
the abbot, prior and convent without let, rendering to the king at 
every vacancy, if it should last four months or less 200 marks within 
that time, if longer 200 marks for full four months and for a less time 
in proportion, so that no sheriff, escheator, bailiff or minister of the 
king should by reason of any vacancy meddle in the keeping of the 
abbey and its cells as aforesaid, save that the escheator or other 
minister of the king for the time being should at the beginning of 
every vacancy take a simple seisin as aforesaid and immediately 
withdraw without taking anything away, so that by reason thereof he 
should not there abide longer than one day nor leave any substitute 
in his room. 

To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
and to the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order to cause all 
the lands and rents in Ireland of Philippa countess of March, who 
was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March, taken into the 
king's hand, among other lands of other lords dwelling out of Ireland, 
for finding an aid for the defence of their lands in Ireland according 
to the ordinance, to be delivered to her or to her attorneys to make 
her advantage thereof ; as the king, willing to shew favour to the 
said countess, has granted her all her said lands Avithout paying any 
further aid for the same. By K. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order, of the issues, profits and rents 
of Karliol castle, to cause defects in the said castle to be repaired 
up to 63L by view and testimony of Thomas de Lucy. The king 
has commanded the said Thomas to survey such defects and testify 
the costs incurred in that behalf. By C. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 
with William de Wyndesore, who was by indenture lately retained to 
sail to Ireland upon the king's service with a set number of men at 
arms and archers, for the money by him received and spent as well 



39 EDWARD III. Ill 



1305. Membrane 28 — cont. 

for himself and his said men as for the cost of his retinue, his inarch 
to the sea and abode there, and his passage to Ireland and again to 
England, the stock of his horses and the horses of his men at arms, 
and other matters in tlic indenture contained, causing him to have 
due allowance accordingly. IJy C. 

May 19. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. [Order] to remove the 
Wostininster. king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands held at his 
death by William Carent the father of tlie manor of Hampsted 
Marcschal lately in the king's hand, and taken into the king's hand 
by the death of the said William and by reason of the nonage of William 
his son and heir, and now in his hand ; as William the father held 
of the said manor by knight service, and William the son has proved 
his age before the escheator ; and the king at another time by letters 
patent granted the said manor to Isabel his daughter for life with the 
knights' fees etc. thereto belonging. 

May 24. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 
Westminster. Nicholas de Louthe, receiver of the king's lordsliips of Ponthieu and 
Montstrolle, in his account at the exchequer from time to time, by 
\ view and testimony of the king's controller in the said lordships for 

[ the time being, all needful expenses from the time he became receiver 

as well in repayments of rents, perpetual alms, gifts in fee or for life, 
', w^ages of officers, bailiffs, collectors, foresters, keepers of castles and 

^ manors therein, as for preserving the king's right therein, also all 

^ payments he has made and must daily make as well for the works 

^ of new building the castle of Crotoye as for repairs of castles, manors, 

mills and other the houses therein, and allowances by the said 
receiver made for the king's advantage to farmers and others in 
their accounts. By K. 

May 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 
Westminster, the kuig's clerk Thomas de Brantyngham, treasurer of Calais, in his 
account at the exchequer from time to time, so much as by his account 
it shall appear that from the time he became treasurer he has paid 
or shall pay to the prior and convent of St. Omer of the Carthusian 
order of the yearly rent of 1075. Sd. which they and their predecessors 
used to take in the town of Calais time out of mind before the town 
came into the king's hands. By K. 

May 8. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to assign to Agnes who was wafe of John del Hay of Wodeford, tenant 
by knight service of the abbey of Peterborough lately void and in the 
king's hand, dower of the lands of her said husband, in the king's hand 
by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, sending the 
assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

May 14. To the mayor of the staple of Calais and the community of mer- 
Westminster. chants of the said staple. Order, upon the petition of Robert de 
Lincoln clerk and William Malwayn, executors of John Malwayn, to 
cause 24:1. to be paid to the said executors, if not yet contented 
thereof, that therewith they may cause another pair of balances with 
weights to be made, as they are commanded by the council ; as their 
petition shews that by order of the council they delivered to the 



112 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 28 — cont. 

said mayor and merchants to their use for weighing wool in the town 
of Calais a pair of balances with weights made by the said John in his 
life time by the king's command for weighing wool in the staple of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, and the said John spent the sum named in the 
repair thereof. 

Membrane 27. 

May 27. To Henry Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order, if the process before them has been as 
alleged, to proceed in the pleas between John duke of Lancastre and 
Blanche his wife and William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury, 
doing justice between the parties, the allegations of the defendant 
hereinafter recited notwithstanding, saving always the king's right, 
bearing themselves so circumspectly and prudently herein that he 
may not be prejudiced, and not proceeding to rendering of 
judgment without advising the king ; as Thomas late earl of 
Lancastre on Monday before the Annunciation 15 Edward II, in 
presence of the late king, was by judgment of his court adjudged to 
death as a traitor and enemy of the said king and of the realm, and 
was accordingly beheaded ; and after at the suit of Henry his brother 
and heir, by petition presented in parliament at Westminster 
assembled on the morrow of the Purification in the first year of the 
present reign, alleging divers errors in the record and in the rendering 
of that judgment, the king caused the said record and judgment to 
come before the lords and commons in the said parliament, and upon 
examination the same was by the parliament revoked, annulled and 
adjudged erroneous, and further it was determined that the said 
Henry as brother and heir of Thomas should be admitted to crave 
his heritage and to have the same by due process ; and now on behalf 
of John duke of Lancastre and Blanche his wife, cousin and heir of 
the said Henry brother of Thomas, petition is made to the king for 
remedy, as the said justices by colour of the said allegations have 
deferred to proceed with their suit against the said earl by divers writs 
in that court, by virtue of the said revocation craving restitution 
of the manors of Aldebourne, Wynterbourne, Ambresbury and 
Troubrigge co. Wiltes, Caneford co. Dorset, Henstrugge and Cherleton 
CO. Somerset, whereof the said Thomas was seised in his demesne 
as of fee, and in his life time before the said judgment demised the 
same to John de Warenna then earl of Surrey for life with reversion 
to Thomas and his heirs, such reversion being in Thomas at the 
publication of the said judgment, and which after the death of the said 
earl of Surrey the defendant entered and now holds ; and the 
said defendant in his pleading has alleged that at the request of the 
prelates, lords and commons in parliament at Westminster 
assembled in the 11th year of his reign the king promoted Edward 
his eldest son to be duke of Cornwall and invested him with the 
dukedom by girding on his sword, and in the same parliament 
invested (among others) William de Monte Acuto (father of the said 
earl) with the earldom of Salisbury by girding on his sword, freely 
granting to him and his heirs the name and honour {nomen et omen) 
of earl of Salisbury, and in order that the said William and his heirs 
might support the charges of that honour gave him 201. of rent of the 
issues of the county of Wiltes every year, granting likewise that the castle 
and manor {sic) of Troubrugge, Aldebourne, Ambresbury, Wynterbourne, 



39 EDWARD III. J 13 



1365- Membrane 27 — cont. 

Canoford, Hcnstrugge and Clierleton, hold for life by John dc 
\^'arenna then earl of Surrey and Joan his wife with reversion to the 
king, .should remain to the said William and the heirs male of his body 
with the knights' fees etc. thereto belonging to tlu^ value of FOO maiks 
a year to be held by the service of one knight's fee, in part of 1,000 
marks of land and rent whereof the king granted to make provision 
to him and them, and the king is seised of those services by the hands 
of the defendant, that for better support of the said honour the king 
granted to the late earl of Salisbuiy and to the heirs male of his 
body 1,000 marks every year to be taken of the issue of the stampage 
of tin in Cornwall, namely 800 marks until the said castle and manors 
should come to their hands, and the residue until provision should 
be made them of other 200 marks of land and rent, so that when they 
should obtain peaceable possession of the said castle and manors 
payment of 800 marks should cease, and payment of the residue when 
provision should be made and they should likewise obtain possession 
of the said other lands, and the same should revert to the king and 
his heirs, that at the request of the prelates, lords and commons in 
another parliament at Westminster assembled, reciting that charter, 
the king further granted to, the said earl of Salisbury and to his heirs 
the reversion of the said castle and manors with the members, 
hamlets etc. thereto pertaining, which ought to have reverted to 
the king and his heirs after the death of the earl and countess of 
Surrey by virtue of a quitclaim to the king and his heirs made, after 
the late king caused the same to be taken into his hand, by Alice 
wife of Thomas sometime earl of Lancastre, daughter and heir of 
Henry de Lacy earl of Lincoln and of Margaret his wife sometime 
countess of Salisbury, by reason of the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser 
the younger to \\hom the late king granted the reversion thereof in 
fee after the death of the said earl of Surrey, and by attornment of 
the said earl of Surrey to the said Hugh, to hold as fully as the fore- 
fathers of the said Margaret ever held the same, and that by another 
charter the king of his particular knowledge with the assent of the 
prelates, earls, barons and others of the council confirmed the gift 
and grants aforesaid, willing that the late earl of Salisbury and his 
heirs should have and hold the yearly rent of 201. and after the death 
of the earl and countess of Surrey the castle and manors aforesaid 
with the members, hamlets etc., and further for his greater security 
granting that if by- judgment of the king's court or the court of his 
heirs the premises should after the death of the earl and countess of 
Surrey be recovered or deraigned or by the king or his heirs without' 
fault of the earl of Salisbury or his heirs put out of their hands, 
provision should be made them of other lands in recompense to the 
value of those recovered before they should be ousted therefrom ; 
and thereupon the said now earl of Salisbury has said that the earl 
and countess of Surrey attorned to the late earl for their services for 
the said castle and manors, that the earl of Salisbury after died, by 
whose death the said reversion descended to him the now earl, that 
after the earl of Surrey died, and the said Joan died solely seised of the 
said castle and manors, that after her decease he sued writs of 
diem clausit extremum in the said counties, and it was found before 
the escheators that she died thereof seised and that the reversion 
belonged to him the now earl of Salisbury, and that so he holds the 
same of the king's grant by virtue of his charters, craving of the king 
the aid which was to him granted. 

E 8 



114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. 

May 26. 

Windsor. 



May 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex and Suffolk. Order to 
cause Henry son and heir of John Hehon of BumstedheHon tenant 
in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father ; as the said 
Henry has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has 
taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26663.] 

To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, 
as the said Henry has proved his age before Roger de Wolfreton. 

By p.s. [as aboveJ] 

To John de Tye escheator in Surrey. Order not to meddle further 
with a message with curtilage in Suthwerk at ' les Stues ' taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas de Ughtred the elder, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but held the premises of others than the king. 



Membrane 26. 

Record made before the king and all his council in the 39th year 
of his reign touching certain accusations made to the king. 

Memorandum that whereas the king lately appointed Ralph de 
Brantyngham one of the chamberlains of the exchequer pertaining 
to the earldom of Albemarle, now for particular causes in the king's 
hand, and Thomas earl of Warrewyk appointed Richard de Pyryton 
clerk to the office of the other chamberlain as to him pertained of old 
time, and the said Ralph and Richard were sworn before the council 
to behave well and faithfully in those offices, acting lawfully and 
exercising the same without favour or wrong to any man, and 
whereas they appointed under them the said Ralph one Ralph de 
Keste\en clerk and the said Richard one William Wenlok clerk to 
exercise the said offices as well in the absence as in the presence of 
the said chamberlains, and the said clerks made oath so to do, in 
the 38th year of the reign the said chamberlains and Ralph de 
Kesteven, in the absence of William W^enlok, gave information to the 
king suggesting that Richard de Chestrefeld clerk, deputy appointed 
by John bishop of Worcester the treasurer in the receipt of the 
exchequer, at divers times in divers years there made undue 
allowances, payments, expenses, receipts and liveries, rasing the 
rolls thereof and inserting other v.riting without the knowledge of 
the said chamberlains and their clerks to whose office pertained the con- 
trol thereof, -without whose presence (as they alleged) such payments etc. 
might not nor of right ought to be made, and that the king is deceived 
concerning 1,000Z. and more converted to the use of the said deputy 
and of others of his assent, offering to prove the same, promising the 
king that he shall have so much or more of the said deputy, and for 
the king's advantage, that such damage might no longer be done, 
craving that Richard de Chestrefeld should be examined, should content 
the king of moneys improperly paid and delivered, and should be 
punished for an example to others ; and they delivered to the king 
a roll containing the premises article by article, affirming by their 
oath taken before the king that all in the roll was true, which roll 
the king delivered to William de Wykham clerk of the privy seal, 
John atte Lee steward of the king's household, Robert de Thorpe, 



39 EDWARD III. 115 



13(35. Membrane 26 — cont. 

John Knyvet justices, William dc Askeby chancellor of the exchequer, 
Robert do Plcslcyc baron of the exchequer, Guy l^ryan, John dc 
Blokleyo, John de Thorpe warden of the king's money and Gautron 
de Barde master of the money and to others of the council whom 
the king by word of mouth appointed to examine with deliberation 
the articles therein contained in presence of the said chamberlains and 
clerks and of Richard de Chestrefeld, to hear, set do^n in writing 
and determine their statements and declarations touching the 
premises on the king's behalf and the answers and justifications of 
the said Richard, and to certify the king tliereof. Before whom 
appeared as well the said chamberlains and Ralph de Kesteven as 
the said Richard do Chestrefeld, and the cause was heard against 
him, namely : 

(1) That whereas 100,000 marks of the ransom of the king 
of France was received in money, and the receipt of the exchequer 
is therewith charged, 917 marks 10s. was by the said Richard 
received over and above that sum, for which no answer is yet 
made to the king, nor has the king information thereof, con- 
cealing the same from him and appropriating it to the said 
Richard. To this Richard says that an agreement was made 
between the king and them of France that the king should 
take 100,000 marks of gold in French money worth that sum 
in English gold, as is contained in an indenture produced and 
in the treaty of peace, adding the condition that they of France 
should pay 20c?. sterling for mintage of every pound by weight 
and be discharged of the seignorage thereof namely 40rf. for 
every pound, that the 100,000 marks were received according 
to the covenant in divers moneys of the gold of France which 
were not so much worth in English money but greatly deficient, 
that when the seignorage was deducted, the mintage received 
and paid to divers moneyers to whom it pertained, the said 
917 marks IO5. was received as parcel thereof to make up the 
said sum according to English money for the deficiency and 
mintage aforesaid, and is included therein, and that over and 
above that sum answer is made to the king by divers payments 
made in French money after receipt thereof for a price and 
value of 1000 marks and more greater than was received ; 
all which was debated before those appointed as aforesaid, and 
proved. 

(2) That the said Richard ought to have received of the 
king's moneys in the treasury at divers times the following 
sums, namely 3 March in the 37th year 40 marks, 27 July in 
the 36th year 100s., 12 May in the 35th year, of the collectors 
in Essex of a moiety of the tenth and fifteenth granted to the 
king in the 34th year in aid of the war for expenses of men at 
arms, 211. Qs. lid., for which he took double allowance by one 
tally levied and rased in the rolls of the receipt, so that it appears 
that the king lost the clear surh last mentioned, and no answer 
is made for the two others from another source. William de 
Wenlok is vouched to approve this article, not meddling in all 
the others. To this Richard answers that a sum of 591. 13s. 4:d. 
was assigned to John Wyryng, John Anlak and other seamen 
appointed for the war at sea to be taken of the said collectors 
for their wages, and by writ of the king's great seal command 



116 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. ' Membrane 26 — cont. 

was given to the collectors to pay the same to them or their 
attorneys, that they made the said Richard their attorney to 
receive the same, which he so did, and gave an acquittance 
thereof produced in the exchequer by the collectors in their 
discharge and acknowledged by Richard to be his deed, by which 
Richard is to answer to the said seamen, as is plain by a record 
in the exchequer ; and he after paid great part to certain of the 
seamen, and was ready to pay the residue amounting to 
27/. 65. lid. if he had been by any of them required so to do, 
but the plague then raging, and no man demanding anything 
thereof, moved by conscience he delivered that sum into the 
receipt aforesaid until suit should be made for payment, so that 
if none of the said seamen should come for payment the king 
should have the money sooner than any other ; and after the 
said seamen came to the said Richard craving payment, and 
he contented them, as he was bound to do, without having again 
the money, causing a tally contaming the said sum to be levied 
for his recompense of the prest aforesaid in lieu of payment, 
and thereby taking allowance for the same in those prests, and 
contenting the king of the residue thereof, not admitting any 
double allowance ; and this was found before those appointed 
by the record of the exchequer and by the proofs. 

(3) That when in times of vacation the said Richard passed 
to his own church and elsewhere upon his own business, he 
assigned and fabricated before the council cause of going for the 
king's business, and on 27 July in the 36th year received of the 
king's gift 101. for his expenses in going to the northern parts 
on secret business of the king, and on 17 May in the 37th year 
101. 10s. for expenses towards the northern parts to pay the 
wages of seamen, where he never paid any such wages, 
fraudulently converting those sums to his profit. To this Richard 
says that he is ready to prove by John de Haddon the king's 
Serjeant at arms and other lawful men at divers times appointed 
to pay such seamen's wages and by his own oath that be was 
sent by the council to the customers in the ports of Boston 
and Kyngeston upon Hull for speedy levying and delivering to 
the said John and others of divers sums for such Avages, who 
paid the same according to their ability as the council com- 
manded them ; and this he proved before those appointed by 
examination and by his oath and other true informations and 
reasons expressly shewn, which the chamberlains by their 
declarations might not lawfully gainsay. 

(4) That whereas William de Eeriby late treasurer of the 
king's household gave up at the receipt of the exchequer a tally 
containing lOOL appointed for expenses of the household and 
not received by him, so that the money was of the king and 
none other, by a rasure by him made in the rolls of the receipt 
the said Richard converted that sum to another's use and not 
to the use and profit of the king. To this Richard says that 
the said 1001. was by indenture (produced, and acknowledged 
by William de Manton as his deed) paid by the treasurer to 
the said William de Manton keeper of the king's wardrobe for 
expenses of the household ; and this was expressly found before 
those appointed, and the accusation proved unjust. 



39 l^^DWARD III. 117 



t 



1365. Membrane 26 — cont. 

(5) That whereas WilHani dc Farleye late treasurer of the 
king's wardrobe charged himself in. tlie receipt of the exchequer 
with 200 marks of the issues and increase of his office vvliicli lie 
knew he had received and was chargeable towards the king, and 
after died in Aquitaine, at the suit of the said William's 
executors, who rendered his account of his office, the said 
Kichard caused the rolls of the receipt to be rased, and 
a tally to be levied of that sum, whereby the king lost 200 marks. 
To this Richard says that the said William paid the money in 
the receipt of the exchequer, wherefore he must needs have a 

- tally to sue for his allowance or the money would be paid again, 
and lest that should be, by judgment of the barons of the ex- 
chequer a tally was levied in lieu of an acquittance, and was 
noted of record, and this was before those appointed found to 
be true by the record. 

(6) That whereas it was proved by certain men of the king's 
court that a letter patent of the king affecting John de Sharde- 
lowe, dated in the 14tli year and containing 100 marks, ought to 
have been given again to the king for payment of 10/. only, by 
procurement of the said Richard with the treasurer full payment 
of the money was made without the knowledge or assent of the 
chamberlains, whereby the king lost 85 marks. 

Membrane 25. 

(7) That by information and procurement of the said Richard 
two tallies were levied upon the customers of Bristol, one for 
Adam de Wymondham containing 150Z. 75. 4c?., the other for 
William de Canynges containing 69L without any remission 
made to the king or profit taken to his use, for which payments 
great profit came to the said Richard and others of his assent, 
which ought to have come to the king and did not. 

(8) That whereas for divers causes the king was bound to 
John de Coloyne in 600 marks and more, and after his death 
his executors would have pardoned the king a great sum to have 
an assignment of the residue, by suit made to the said Richard 
and others of his assent the said executors had full payment with- 
out any remission made to the king or profit taken to his use, 
for which payment great profit came to the said Richard, etc. 

To these three articles Richard says that the king owed the said 
sums and was bound to pay them, and by divers writs which are at 
the receipt of the exchequer commanded payment to be made, by 
virtue whereof, and by precept of the treasurer granting payment 
as his duty was, the same were paid in full, and that by sufficient 
warrant and controlment of the chamberlains which is of record 
and cannot be gainsaid, whereby it is clear that they had 
knowledge thereof, seeing that they controlled those payments ; 
and this was before those appointed proved to be true. 

(9) That on the first day when the bishop of Worcester took 
over the office of treasurer a loan of 212?. was entered in the 
rolls of the receipt of the exchequer, as if the said bishop had 
advanced that money to the king, and the said rolls are charged 
therewith, wherefore by process of time the bishop might claim 
repayment, and so the king would lose that sum, for that he 



118 . . CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 25 — cont. 

received none of it to his use. To this Richard says that the 
entry was inserted by assent of the king's council more speedily 
to recover so much against the merchants of Malbayn who were 
bound to the bishop in that sum, whereof the said merchants 
had nothing of the said receipt, and it could not be turned to the 
king's loss inasmuch as the merchants were answerable to 
the king in that sum by a prest charged upon them, and the 
king by colour of the prest sued the debtors of the said merchants 
for the money by process in the exchequer, and so recovered a 
part of it ; and that in like manner used it to be done in times past, 
and was done for Ralph de Brantyngham and -many more ; and 
so before those appomted it was found by the premises and by 
other reasons set forth on either side. 

(10) That great numbers of customers of England, by whose 
hands great part of the king's treasure is received, and the clerks 
and officers in the exchequer of whom was complaint made in 
parliament by the commons of England, were removed and ap- 
pointed by the said Richard and by his procurement with the 
treasurer and others of the council. To this Richard says 
that customers, clerks or officers of the exchequer were never 
by him removed or made, but by the king and all his council ; 
and this was by the council witnessed before those appointed, 
and that no damage thereby happened to the king, nor did 
the chamberlains allege nor shew special damage. 

(11) That it is notorious that Roger de Chestrefeld and the 
said Richard are brothers, and to write the rolls and tallies of the 
receipt of the exchequer severally had in their time Robert de 
Derby their cousin, and another clerk under him of their 
country and of their assent, who during all the times of the three 
last treasurers every day brought rolls and warrants of the great 
seal and of the privy seal to their own dwellings, Avrote tallies 
and rased rolls at their own will, whereby the king has had great 
loss and may have in future, the defaults of whom will in times 
to come more fully appear ; for to take rolls of record and 

' writs of warrant out of the place of the receipt was never before 

heard of. To this Richard says that from the time he was 
clerk of the treasurer until now he has never written any tallies 
nor caused them to be written at his lodging or without the 
place of the receipt, nor rased any rolls, that the rolls may not 
anywise be written when the court is sitting (sedente placea) 
at Westminster before noon unless the clerks should be there 
all day long, which was never heard of ; and this was expressly ' 
proved before those appointed, as the chamberlains might not 
gainsay. 

(12) That during all the time of two treasurers the said 
Richard has made all great payments of the king's moneys between 
him and two tellers of the receipt of the exchequer, who are of 
his affinity and wear his livery, as well to foreigners as to natives, 
at the houses of divers customers in the city of London and in 
the chamber of the receipt with doors closed and sealed, without 
view and testimony of the chamberlains who ought to have 
witnessed and controlled every payment, by colour of which 
payments so made in their absence great damage may have 
happened to the king. To this Richard says that all payments 
of the king's moneys are and have been made by precept of the 



39 EDWARD III. 110 



1365. Membrane 25 — co7it. 

treasurer and by suflfieient warrant, that sometimes money to 
make payments must be borrowed of men in the said eity and 
elsewhere, and payment hastily made as well in the said citv 
as at the treasurer's lodging for divers the king's business and for 
taking journeys whenever eommand is given on the king's 
behalf as well after noon as before, and sometimes by night, or 
otherwise the king's business would remain without furtherance 
to his hurt, which may not be derogated because of the 
chamberlains' absence, and that no special damage is alleged 
for that cause ; and so before those appointed it was found by 
divers true reasons, which the chambeilains might not gainsay. 

(13) That the said Richard informed the treasurer that it 
would be derogatory to his office if the chamberlains should 
meddle with him in assignments, payments or other matters what- 
soever affecting him, whereof they ought to have had knowledge 
as well as the treasurer or any other, as appears by statutes and 
other ancient books of the exchequer, by reason of wliich 
information they had not nor might have such knowledge, to 
the king's hurt. To this Richard says that the chamberlains 
would have precepts for assignments and payments in the same 
manner as the treasurer, and so Avould at their will assign and 
pay etc., which pertains solely to the office of treasurer and not 
to their office, and that the treasurer in his time should not suffer 
the chamberlains so to encroach upon the king to restrict the 
treasurer's office, inasnmch as the moneys whereof payments are 
made are solely the king's and none other's, and they ought 
to be made by the king or treasurer, and nought pertains to the 
office of chamberlain but to control etc., but he should be 
pleased that the chamberlains \vould be present at the time of 
assignments and payments to do what pertains to their office, 
and that if it should be otherw ise the king might suffer great hurt 
for the cause aforesaid ; and so it was found manifestly before 
those appointed. 

(14) That whereas in the 34tli year the moiety of a tenth and 
fifteenth was granted by the commons of England for wages 
of men at arms and archers arrayed in defence of the realm 
against the enemies who landed at Wynchelse, and for its 
safeguard by sea, it appears by the rolls of the receipt of the 
exchequer that of the said moiety 1,000 and more is lacking (not 
mentioning whether 1,000Z., 1,000 marks or 1,000c?.) for which 
answer is not made to the king by default of the said Richard 
to the king's hurt, craving that Richard should render account 
of the said tenth and fifteenth. To this Richard says that the 
said moiety was granted in aid of the war, under a condition 
that the exchequer (whereof the receipt is a part) should not 
meddle therewith, nor the collectors account or answer there, 
but for that there was great need of those wages, and the said 
moiety might not be levied, the king chevised divers sums of 
his own treasury and paid them for divers counties, commanding 
divers collectors to pay again in the treasury the sums so 
chevised, of which sums the king is contented, a small portion only 
excepted whereof execution of the exchequer is being made of 
his w ill that the king lose not his money, as is fully found by 
record in the exchequer, that account was taken of the said 
tenth and fiiteenth before divers knights by the commons chosen 



120 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 25 — cont. 

and before Henry de Greystok and Amaury de Shirlond to tliem 
joined by the council, to which account the said Richard was 
no party, nor is he bound to account for the same, and that no 
default therein may attach to him inasmuch as executions for 
the king's debts pertain not to him nor to the receipt of the 
exchequer ; and before those appointed this was proved by 
the record aforesaid and other reasons shewn. 

(15) That the said Richard caused a tally under date of the 
14th year containing 401. to be rased, and a new writing put in 
name of Roger de Chestrefeld his brother, who after had 
allowance of that sum by the said tally, and so the king lost 
40L To this Richard says that it is not to the king's prejudice 
to change a tally levied under one name to another name, the 
sum remaining the same and the first tally being given up, that 
so it was done in times past and is done day by day, for the 
king may lose and has lost nothing, and that the change was 
controlled by the chamberlains, whereto they are parties and 
should answer etc., nor may they proceed against the enrolment 
as being parties etc. ; and before those appointed this was found 
manifest, and that the king lost nothing nor might lose. 

Membrane 24. 

(16) That whereas for long time there was great scarcity of 
money in the receipt of the exchequer so that for default of 
payment the king's household and his works in divers places 
were in great part lacking, the said Richard without warrant 
or cause assigned advanced divers sums of the king's money to 
divers merchants and others, namely to Henry de Brusele and 
Richard Thoky 150 marks, whereof the king is not yet contented 
nor ever will be, but is to his great hurt put to action by 
exchequer summons for the same. To this Richard says that he 
never advanced a penny of the king's to the said Henry and 
Richard or to any other, but by precept and grant of the 
treasurer a tally was levied to them of the sum named, and a 
prest put on them to repay the same to the king on a set day if 
they should carry wool to parts over sea the custom and subsidy 
whereof should amount to so much, which sum the king respited 
for a greater sum by him due to the said Henry, which is 
expressly found by process in the exchequer, so that the king has 
lost and may lose nothing ; and this was by the said record etc, 
distinctly found before those appointed. 

(17) That the said Richard without warrant or cause assigned 
advanced to the prior and convent of Southwerk 88 marks of the 

' king's money paid from the receipt of the exchequer, of which 

the king is not yet contented, nor ever will be without the ruin 
of the said house. To this Richard says that he never advanced 
a penny of the king's money to the said prior, but that the said 
prest was made and entered at the request of the bishop of 
Winchester for more speedy recovery of divers debts due to 
the said prior by divers his debtors in the city of London, that 
he received nothing of the king in the said receipt, and it 
might not be turned to the king's hurt inasmuch as by the said 
prest the prior is to answer to the king, and that in like manner 



39 EDWARD 111. 121 



1365. Membrane 24 — cont. 

it used to bo clone in tiincs past, and was done for Ral})h de 
Jiranlynghani ; and so before those appointed it was found 
by divers reasons set forth on either side. 

(18) That tlie said Riehard, going to survey the king's works 
in Risshedon castle, gave to divers workmen llOs., for whieli he 
after accounted in tlie recei^Jt of tlie cxeiiequer, and received 
that sum by special precept of tiie king, no warrant being 
produced or found. To this Richard says tliat the \\ages of tlie 
said \\orkmen were in arrear throughout a time of vacation, 
wherefore they would not abide upon the works there but were 
minded to withdraw, that the said money was given them 
by precept of the treasurer, as William de Wykliam well knew, 
lest they should withdraw and the works be hindered, that so 
used it to be done because of putting in writing {propter 
abbreviacionem) the men's wages, and that it was not to the 
king's hurt but to his advantage ; and tliis was proved true 
before those appointed. 

(19) That John de Rouceby says he is charged in the receipt 
of the exchequer with 30^. which he never received, and that 
this is because all payments were by the said Richard made 
without knowledge of the chamberlains and not under their super- 
vision, so that they might not nor can witness whether that sum 
was paid or no, whence great scandal of the court may arise. 
To this Richard says that the said John accounted for the said 
money, charging himself therewith of his own accord, and 
delivering the particulars to the court, and never made complaint, 
so that by these particulars being true it appears that he 
is lawfully charged ; and so it was found before those appointed. 

(20) That whereas the executors of John de Middeiton, late 
keeper of victuals at Calais, accounted at the exchequer and 
went away quit, the said executors were after summoned anew, 
and charged with 500 marks and more, whereof no man could 
answer nor give information but only the said Richard for that 
all payments were by himself made, and they contented the 
king thereof, to their hurt and the scandal of the king. To this 
Richard says that the executors accounted for the sums where- 
with they charged themselves and went away quit, that they 
ought to have charged themselves with the said 500 marks and 
did not, for that before his death the said John received that 
sum and in his life time did not charge himself therewith in his 
account, nor did they after his death, but concealed the same, 
wherefore they were summoned the second time to answer and 
content the king, or ta shew cause etc., that the chamberlains 
controlled the said sum, and approved the charge as lawful, 
and this they have acknowledged before those appointed, so 
that it is clear that they had kno^^'ledge thereof, and that no 
wrongdoing may be imputed to him for this cause inasmuch as 
the king is thereof contented for that the executors might shew 
nothing for their discharge ; and so before those appointed it 
was found by the record and otherwise. 

(21) That whereas the king of his favour, and for discharge 
of his father's soul who was bound in a certain sum to John de 
Weston, ordered that the said sum should be paid, the said John 
might never be contented until he gave the said Richard a jewel 
price 101. , in contempt of the king's command and to the said 



122 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 24 — cont. 

John's hurt. To this Richard says that he received nothing 
of the said John before he was contented of the debt, and after 
of his own free v,[\\ John gave him a ring not worth 205., and 
called the said John to witness ; and this was found by lawful 
proofs before those appointed. 

(22) That the said Richard received of William de Wenlok, 
clerk of the receipt of the exchequer, a jewel price 24 marks to 
suffer him to go in his company into the king's presence at 
Westminster with a bag A^ith the money reserved for the king's 
chamber, to the scandal of the king. And the said William, 
being present and examined by those appointed, acknowledged 
that it was a girdle and not ^^•orth 605., and that he gave it not 
for any matter affecting his office or the king, but for divers 
other friendly acts which the said Richard had done him divers 
times before ; and this the chamberlains might not gainsay. 

(23) That whereas a yearly sum is assigned to the dean and 
canons of the college of the chapel of St. Stephen within 
Westminster palace, thereof the said Richard is canon, the 
said Richard at one time received 10 marks of his fellow canons 
and at another time IOO5. to aid them concerning the payment 
of the said sum, which payment notwithstanding he withdrew 
and confounded. To this Richard says that he is canon of the 
said chapel and partaker in the said yearly sum, and received 
the money above mentioned as well of his purparty thereof as 
of the gift of the dean and canons by their free \vi]\ without brokage 
of any kind, and not for the cause aforesaid, and that this was 
not to the prejudice or scandal of the king ; and so it was proved 
before those appointed. 

(24) That the said Richard, for making divers payments and 
assignments as well to vintners as to other merchants, received 
of their gift divers tuns and pipes of wine, namely of Walter 
Forester, John Michel of London, John Wytegod of Suthampton 
and many more, of which he sold great part to the king's butler 
{hotellarius), craving that the said butler William de Strete, 
William Glendale clerk of the great wardrobe, Edmund Rose 
and other foreign officers may be examined upon oath of their suit 
in this behalf, how much they gave for their said assignments 
and payments ; and that these articles upon their oath made to 
the king do not contain a sixth part of the concealments, fi'auds 
and deceptions which the said Richard and Robert de Derby 
his cousin have committed in the exchequer and in the king's 
receipt. And tlie said butler and many other of the officers 
aforesaid were examined touching the premises, and by their 
examination and divers other proofs and justifications of the 
said Richard before those appointed as aforesaid it was found 
that this accusation and all the other above recited are false, 
and ought not to have been published. 

Membrane 23. 

And when all and singular the premises, as well accusations as 
ansM ers, were heard, tried and examined before those appointed, and 
it was found that the king has lost nothing nor might have lost by 
the allowances, payments, expenses, receipts, liveries, rasures or 
writings alleged, nor was deceived, defrauded or damaged in any 



39 EDWARD lit. 123 



13()5. Membrane 23 — cont. 

thing in the articles contained, tliosc appointed testified as was first 
and chielly coniinanded them by the king and recorded before the 
king all and singidar the premises, informing him concerning the 
accusations, answers and proofs made on either side, and that he 
had taken or miglit have taken no hurt, but that the said Ricliard 
was not guilty of any deception, deliverhig the roll again to the king 
that he might set forth and do his will thereof. And the said 
chamberlains and Ralph being thereof warned, doubting of the king's 
wrath and furtiier declaring their malice, anger and envy which they 
had towards the said Richard without cause, alleged the premises 
to the king a second time, and that favour was shewn to the said 
Richard herein, suggesting fraud, favour and wrongdoing in some 
of the council, and craving that the premises should be laid before 
lawful and discreet hearers other than of the affinity of the said 
Richard to be by the king appointed to hear and determine the 
premises in the presence and by testimony of the chamberlains, and 
to compel the said Ricliard to account therein ; and the king 
considering their good will ordered them to shew him in writing what 
should be done, and what remedy or correction might be applied 
concerning the articles to his honour and profit ; and hereupon they 
delivered to the king of their will and information a roll containing 
that it appeared to them that the said Richard and Robert de Derby 
should be removed from their offices, that lawful and discreet 
hearers should be appointed to hear and determine the premises, that 
the said Richard should account for all and singular the sums above 
mentioned, the records of those appointed, and the answers, 
declarations, allegations, proofs and justifications aforesaid notwith- 
standing, that he should pay the same again to the king, that the 
customers, clerks and accountants newly put to serve the king (in 
whom no default is found) should be removed and others put in their 
room, that the treasurer should not make payments, receipts, liveries, 
assignments or aught else aft'ecting his office without the assent, view, 
will and presence of the chamberlains, that no writing should be 
done outside the receipt of the exchequer, and that the said Richard 
and others of his counsel should be punished, so condemning him 
and others who have no knowledge thereof before the king without 
fault being found in them, as was expressly found before those 
appointed and is by them recorded, and informing the king to the end 
that wrong and vengeance should be done upon his servants without 
cause, in breach of their oaths. And having heard and understood 
the premises the king, willing that the truth should be found, sent 
before all the council the said roll and all other rolls of accusations 
and replies to him delivered by the chamberlains namely before 
Simon bishop of Ely the chancellor, John bishop of Bath and Wells 
the treasurer, William bishop of W^inchester, Simon bishop of London, 
John duke of Lancastre, Richard earl of Arundell, Robert earl of 
Suffolk, Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford, William de Monte 
Acuto earl of Salisbury, William de Wykeham, Guy Bryan, John 
atte Lee, William de Skip^^'yth, Henry de Grene, Robert de Thorpe, 
John Knyvet justices and others, straitly commanding them to take 
information concerning the said rolls, and diligently to examine and 
determine the articles therein contained in presence of the said Richard 
and of the chamberlains, and to certify him of what they should 
find. And before the whole council the said articles were read one 
by one in their presence, the accusations, answers, proofs and 



124 CALENDAR 01* CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 23 — coni. 

justifications heard, and it was found and approved before the whole 

council, as previously before those appointed, that the accusations 

were false and ought not to have been published in all and singular 

the articles thereof, that the king was not deceived or defrauded in 

anything nor took hurt therein, and that the said Richard was not 

guilty of any default ; and the chamberlains thereupon being asked 

whether they had more to say, or more accusation to make against 

the said Richard, or more to declare in the premises, say they have not. 

And all and singular the premises being by the council recorded for 

the king, and full information thereof given to him, the king 

knowing and ackno\Aiedging that the said Richard is not guilty of 

the said false accusations, and holding him therein justified, the 

premises being fully determined, and having respect to the malice, 

falsehood and envy of the said chamberlains and their said clerks and 

to the false accusations and surmises whereof they informed the 

king contrary to their oaths to the damage of the said Richard and 

of many more, it was in full council determined by the king and the 

whole council that the said Richard shall go without a day quit of 

all the articles aforesaid, and that the said chamberlains Ralph de 

Brantyngham and Richard de Piryton and all their clerks whom they 

have set under them to serve the king as well in the exchequer as in 

the receipt be removed and thrust out from their offices ; and the 

said Richard de Piryton being so removed and his office void, lest the 

business of the king and people should be delayed for lack of one 

occupying the same, the king by letters patent under the great seal 

appointed in his stead John de Newenham clerk during pleasure 

and until further [order], and instead of Ralph de Brantyngham he 

likewise appointed William de Mulslio clerk, and nevertheless for 

particular causes, for the wrongdoings, falsehoods and accusations 

aforesaid and divers other defaults committed in those offices in the 

times of the said late chamberlains whereof he is not yet fully 

informed, and for that it is contained in the statute made in a parliament 

holden at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas in the 36th 

year {sic), that all who by malice should make surmises to the king, 

their surmises should be sent before the chancellor, the treasurer and 

the great council, that they should there find security to prosecute the 

same, and that if the same should be found false or bad those making 

them should incur the same pain as the accused would have if convicted, 

the king by John atte Lee his steward gave order to Ralph de 

Brantyngham and Richard de Piriton forbidding them to withdraw 

from the city of London until the king should do, determine and order 

what should to him seem good in the premises, or until further order. 

And upon suit to the king and council made by the said chamberlains 

for licence to withdraw until a set time, a day was given them by 

the king and council under the said prohibition fifteen days from 

Easter in the 39th year. And within the said Easter term, namely 

on 27 May, the whole council being gathered together by order of the 

king to debate and adjudge the premises not yet debated, the said 

Ralph and Richard de Piryton did not appear, and the said Richard 

de Chestrefeld appeared, and being asked if he will pursue against 

his accusers according to the statute, answered that it is sufficient 

for him that by God's gift the king and council to whom he was 

defamed hold him justified, and he gives thanks to the king and his 

most wise council for their just proceeding in the premises, not willing 

to pursue to vengeance for recovery of damages according to the 



39 EDWARD ITI. 125 



1305. Membrane 23 — cont. 

statute. And the premises being viewed, read and eAdmincd, and 
a statute made at the octaves of St. Hilary in tlie 38tli year being 
also viewed, \\ herein is contained {inter alia) that if any man make 
a plaint to the king and may not by the process in the said first statute 
Hmited prove his intent against the defi-ndant, he should be com- 
mitted to prison there to abide until he content the defendant 
of his dan\ages and for the scandal thereby endured, and should after 
make fine and ransom to the king in that behalf, and that the clause 
in the first statute as to incurring the same pain as the accused should 
be removed ; and after fuller deliberation had touching the premises, 
it was among the council determined that the said accusers Ralph de 
Brantyngham, Richard de Piryton and Ralph de Kesteven be taken 
and committed to the king's "prison, there to abide until they shall 
make to the king fine and ransom according to the statute, saving 
to the king his action for defaults by the said chamberlains made in 
their offices whereof he is not yet informed, and as to William de 
\^'enlok, who was not in England when Richard de Piryton, Ralph 
and Ralph laid their accusations before the king, nor presented 
.himself to prove or pursue them, the second article excepted, but 
reckoned them as frivolous, fictitious, and of malice set forth, no 
process is made to punish him, but it is granted by the king and 
council that he shall go thereof quit. 

Membrane 22. 

June 18. To William de Otteford eschcator in Cambridgeshire and Bedford 

Westminster, sliire. Order to cause John son and heir of John Trayly tenant in 

chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father ; as he has proved 

his age before the escheat or, and the king has taken his homage and 

fealty. By p.s. [26671.] 

June 28. To Nicholas de Neuton clerk. Whereas lately upon information 
Westminstor. given by til? said Nicholas that the king recovered in his court before 
his justices of the Bench by judgment of the said court against the bishop 
of Exeter, and against Master Thomas David pretending that the 
archdeaconry of Cornwall was his due by papal authority, his presenta- 
tion to the said archdeaconry, lately void and in his gift by reason 
of the temporalities of the bishopric of Exeter which were in his 
hand, and thereto collated William de Cusancia his clerk, and that 
he so occupying the archdeaconry of the king's collation exchanged 
the same with the said Nicholas for the church of Marteleye and 
the prebend of Trallan in the collegiate church of Aberguilly which 
Nicholas then held, that the said Thomas without process of law by 
his own daring and by aid of his upholders thrust him out from the 
said archdeaconry though he had an estate therein by reason of the 
said exchange, and that the said Thomas being dead Master Alexander 
de Neville succeeded by collation of the pope to the right w^hich 
Thomas had to the said archdeaconry, and occupied the same, though 
this ought not to be nor might be in despite of the said exchange 
and the things which followed after, by lay power hindering 
Nicholas from enjoying possession thereof, and unlawfully taking the 
fruits, rents and proventions thereof from the time aforesaid, the 
king straitly forbade the said Alexander and all others under pain 
of forfeiture to attempt or cause to be attempted aught that might 
tend to prejudice the king or his right or to impair the force of the 



126 Ci^LENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 22 — cont. 

said judgment by any authority whatsoever, and further ordered 
Alexander to suffer the said Nicholas without let to enter again and 
enjoy possession of the said archdeaconry in the king's said right as 
lawful was, causing all fruits, rents and profits thereof by him or his 
taken in the mean time to be restored to Nicholas ; but after 
whereas it was laid before the king on behalf of the said Alexander 
that, while a suit was pending between Nicholas and Alexander in 
the court of Rome touching the right and possession of the said arch- 
deaconry, Nicholas by his proctor having and shewing full power in that 
behalf simply, absolutely, judicially and of his free will renounced the 
right which lie claimed therein, that the dean and chapter of St. Peter 
Exeter in full parliament appearing touching the unlawful disturbance 
upon them ofttimes brought (as they alleged) by the king's letters 
by means of the procurements of Nicholas, reasons and allegations 
were in the said parliament heard on either side, and it was determined 
that the king's right in the said presentation was fully executed in 
the person of the said William, for the reason especially that 
he peaceably possessed until his death the benefices which he held 
by the exchange with Nicholas made, nor might he have had a more 
enduring right in the archdeaconry, and that Nicholas renounced 
the archdeaconry, that then it was finally declared and decreed that 
the king ought not furtlier to interfere therein, and the proceedings 
begun should be altogether stayed, prohibitions and attachments 
by the king made herein being utterly revoked, as by the instrument 
of renunciation produced in chancery by the said Alexander and the 
petition in parliament thereon endorsed is made clear ; the king duly 
weighing all and singular the premises, and the process taken by his 
• court in favour of Nicholas albeit surreptitiously without calling upon 
nor hearing the party of Alexander, willing that the thingsas justly as 
wisely ordered, declared and decreed in parliament concerning the matter 
should have lasting force, and lending ear to the prayers of Alexander, 
by his royal authority and by the authority of parliament hereby 
revokes, quashes and annuls all and singular his letters of prohibition 
at the suit of Nicholas addressed as well to the said Alexander as to 
other persons whatsoever for the reasons aforesaid, the letters of 
presentation to Nicholas made, and the proceedings whatsoever 
following thereupon, not willing that any prejudice should thereby 
arise to the right, title or possession of the said archdeaconry which 
by collation of the pope the said Alexander claims, but that he should 
remain in the estate he was before the said letters and proceedings, 
such letters and proceedings notwithstanding : order therefore 
henceforth not to make use of the letters or proceedings aforesaid 
contrary to the form of the said ordinance, declaration and decree 
. of parliament, or of the king's revocation, annulment and will, but 
to sue in the ecclesiastical court as he shall think best for his just 
rights herein, if he believes that any such there be. By K. and C. 
Et erat patens 

June 28. To Master Alexander de Neville the king's clerk. Whereas lately 
Westminster, upon information given on behalf of Nicholas de Neuton clerk etc. 
{as above) ; the king signifies to the said Alexander that he may freely 
with impunity sue in an ecclesiastical court in the realm, wherever 
he shall think best, for the right which he holds in the said 
archdeaconry. By K. 

Et erat patens. 



39 KDWARD III. 127 



1335^ MEMnRANE 21, 

Juno 15. To the slicrifT of Norhampton. Order to cause Clausus son and 
Westminstor. licir of Tlioinas Lovct to liave seisin of a messuage and the moiety 
of one virgate of land in Ryssheton ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, takiMi by the escheator, that tAvo messuages and the 
said moiety, held by William atte IJrigge of Ryssheton outlawed for 
felony it is said, have been in the king's hand a year and a day, that 
the said \Villiam lield a messuage and the said moiety of the said 
Clausus, that they are yet in the king's hand, and tliat Richard de 
Wydeville the escheator had the year and a day and the waste, and 
ought to answer to the king for the same. 

June 15. To Juliana countess of Huntyngdon. Order to deliver to John 
Westminster, son and heir of Lawrence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke, or to his 
attorney, all lands of the heritage of the said John which she holds 
to farm' of the king's grant by reason of his nonage, together with the 
issues thereof taken from 20 December last, not meddling further 
therewith ; as on that day the king of his favour granted to the said 
John by letters patent the wardship of his said father's lands in 
England and* Wales which came to the king's hands by reason of 
his nonage, in wliose hands soever they should be, to hold until his 
lawful age, rendering yearly at the exchequer the farms rendered 
by the farmers thereof. The king's will is that the said countess 
be discharged of her said farm from the above date. By K. 

The like to the following : 

Agnes countess of Pembroke. 

Edward de Sancto Johanna. 

Walter de Perlee. 

Adam Fraunceys. 

William Daubeneye. 

John Malyns. 

To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to cause all lands 
in that bailiwick which were of the said earl of Pembroke at his death 
and arc* held at farm by Juliana countess of Huntyngdon of the 
king's grant, to be seized into the king's hand and delivered to the 
said John or his attorney according to the king's letters patent. ByK. 
The like to the following : 

John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire, concerning 

lands of that herita.ge held to farm by the said countess. 
John de Bekyngton escheator in Somerset, concerning lands 

held to farm by Walter de Perlee. 
William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire, concerning 
lands held to farm by William Daubeneye and John Molyns. 

June 20. To the keeper of Wliichewode forest for the time being. Order 

Westminster, to cause the prior and convent of Coldnorton and their successors 

every year at the feast of St. Peter's Chains to have at the king's 

cost one buck in that forest, according to the king's letters patent 

of 15 September last. 

Et erat patens. 

June 26. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage 

in Daventre which was of William Ryms of Daventre, delivering to 

Walter vicar of Staverton, John de Lychebarowe and John Waundel 



128 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 21 — cont. 

of Daventre any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the same 
was by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so 
took it for that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, 
that the said WilHam Avithout obtaining the king's licence aUened 
the said messuage to the said Walter, John and John to hold and 
keep to the use of the prior and convent of Daventre and to be appro- 
priated to that priory ; and now the said Walter, John and John 
have informed the king that they acquired the same to them and 
their heirs to their ovau use and not to the use aforesaid, without 
that that the said prior and convent have ever meddled therewith 
or by virtue of that acquisition taken any profit thereof, praying 
for removal of the king's hand ; and the king considers the said 
return insufficient. 

June 22. To Richard la Vache constable of the To\Aer of London, or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order of the king's favour to set free John de W^esenham 

and Henry de Brysele, A\hom for particular causes the king lately 

commanded to be taken and imprisoned m the Tower. " By K. 

June 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 
Westminster. 1 July in the 35th year of his reign the king by letters patent 
appointed Richard de Stafford then seneschal of Gascony, John de 
Chaundos baron of St. Sauveur le Viscounte, Stephen Cusyngton, 
Nigel Lovyng, Richard de Totesham, Adam de Hoghton and 
William de Felton to crave, receive of the king of France and hold 
again in the king's name all counties, cities, castles, towns, lands and 
places which should be to him delivered according to the form of the 
peace, to cause the issues, rents, revenues and emoluments what- 
soever thereof arising to be levied to the king's use as they used to 
be, to take in the king's name oaths of fealty of nobles and others of 
the said counties etc. as was wont and of right ought to be done, 
and to depute and establish therein justiq,es, provosts, bailiffs 
ministers and officers whatsoever, remove them when need be, and 
appoint others in their room ; and whereas now on behalf of the 
said Richard de Totesham the king has learned that though after 
obtaining possession thereof he immediately delivered the counties 
etc. so received in the king's name to stewards, provosts and other 
officers and ministers by him deputed by virtue of the said letters 
patent to answer to the king for the issues and emoluments thereof 
by the hands of the constable of Bourdeaux for the time being, 
without that that he the said Richard thereof took any issues or 
profits, the treasurer and barons are purposing to charge him to 
account for the issues etc. of the said counties etc. from the time they 
were delivered over by the king of France as if he had received the 
same, and are causing him to be distrained and troubled for that 
cause, wherefore he has prayed for remedy : order, if by oath of 
the said Richard or of his attorney they may be assured that he so 
delivered all counties etc. by him received to stewards etc. by him 
so deputed to answer for the profits as aforesaid, himself receiving 
nothing thereof, to stay their demand upon the said Richard made 
by exchequer summons to account with them for the same, dis- 
charging him thereof, and charging the constable of Bourdeaux and 
the others deputed as aforesaid. By K. 



39 P:D\VAR1) ITT. 



120 



18()5. Membrane 21 — covf. 

July 8. To (lio shorifT of Huutyniidon. Order, as the kiw^ has loaniod (liat 

■VVeslmiiistor. liis gaol of the town of Huntyiigdoii is too \\oak and ruinous to .suilicc 
for tlie custody of prisoners taken in that county, of the issues of his 
bailiw ick up to tlie sum of 20/. to cause the said gaol to be repaired 
without delay by view and testimony of the prior of Huntyngdon, 
so that thieves taken and to be taken escape not for lack of custody. 

By K. and C. 

Membrane 20. 

July 1. To Philip de Luttelcy escheator in Salop. Order to cause Nicholas 

Wostminater. Burnel knight to have seisin of 36 acres of land in Stcvynton and 
Sete held by Henry Stevenes outlawed for felony it is said ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
land has been in his hand a year and a day, that the said Henry held 
it of the said Nicholas, that it is yet in his hand, and that John de 
Purslo^e had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

July 1. To the sheriflf of York. Order to cause Thomas de Roos of 

Westminster. Hamelak to have seisin of two messuages and one bovate of land in 
Oswaldkirk held by Robert de Merlyng hanged for felony it is said, 
saving to the king the waste thereof ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the sheriflf, that the premises have been in his 
hand a year and a day, that the said Robert held them of the said 
Thomas, that they are yet in his hand, and that John Baker late 
bailiflf of Rydale and John de Malton now bailiff had the year and 
a day, and after took to the king's use the issues and profits thereof 
^ arising for twelve years, and are yet taking them, and ought to answer 
for them to the king, but they have made no waste there. 

June 28. To William Strete the king's butler. Order to deliver to John 

Westminster. Bray usher of the king's receipt one pipe of good wine for the 

consumption of the chancellor and treasurer and others of the council 

when they shall be occupied at Westminster about the management 

of the king's business, taking the said John's acquittance. By K. 

March 18. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Robert Stonard, who is sick and aged. 

May 13. Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of George atte Castel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 12. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Eustace de Asshewell of Staunford, who is dead. 

June 20. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John son of Reynold Mohun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 20. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Alast of Fulbek, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Oct. 8. Order to the sheriff of Hertford (sic) to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of John de Caluhill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

E 9 



130 



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1365. 

Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



May 23. 

Westminster. 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



July 26. 
Windsor. 



July 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

Order to the sheriff of Westmorland to cause a coroner to be 
elected instead of Thomas de Redmane, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

Order to the sheriff of Rotelond to cause a verderer of the forest 
of Rotelond to be elected instead of John de Notyngham, who is 
sick and aged. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Order, upon the petition of certain merchants of Scotland, if the 
collectors may be assured that the wool, hides, woolfells and other 
merchandise salved after shipwreck at Whitebernes within the limits 
of the said port were of the produce of Scotland and not of England, 
and were customed in Scotland, and the said merchants and the 
seamen escaped alive to land, to suffer the said merchants to lade 
the same again in other ships and freely take them over to Flanders 
or elsewhere as they will without paying custom or subsidy thereon ; 
as the said petition shews that the said merchants at Edenburgh laded 
a ship with the said goods to take to Flanders to make their advantage 
thereof and there customed them, that the said ship while at sea on 
the voyage was by a tempest wrecked at Whitebernes, that the 
merchants and the seamen of the ship escaped alive to land, and 
certain of their said goods were there cast up on land and salved, 
praying licence to lade these again and take them to foreign parts 
without payment of custom. Proviso that no such goods of the 
produce of England be laded or taken to foreign parts by colour of 
this command. By C. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Seford and the collectors of customs 
there. Order, upon the petition of the count of Flanders, if by in- 
quisition or otherwise they may be assured that certain seamen of 
Dunkirk in Flanders paid custom to the king for all their goods and 
merchandise lately laded in a ship of theirs in the port of the said 
town, and believed that certain wool put on board the same ship by 
a certain man of Brabant was well and truly customed, to retain in the 
king's hands the said wool, which is not customed, and to cause the 
said seamen and also their said ship and goods to be dearrested, 
suffering them without let to pass therewith- to foreign ports whither 
they will ; as the said petition shows that, though John Henrys and 
his fellows, seamen and burgesses of Dunkirk, well and truly paid 
the customs and subsidies upon all their goods in the said ship, the 
said seamen are arrested with the ship and goods for that the wool, 
which they thought to be customed and was not, was put on board 
by the said man of Brabant, praying for the dearrest of the ship, 
goods and seamen, who were altogether innocent of the said falsehood. 

ByK. 

Membrane 19. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Derby for the time being. Order to 
pay to John Bray, usher of the receipt of the exchequer, lOL yearly 
of the issues of the said town at the usual terms, and to be answerable 
to him for the same, according to the king's letters patent ; as lately 
at the petition of Edward de Troubrik, to whom the king for his good 
service granted by letters patent lOZ. to be taken every year for life at 



39 EDWARD HI. 



131 



136 



0. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 



July 15. 

Westminster. 



tlie cxohoqiuM', for a sum of money by the said .lolm to the said 
Kidward paid in his great need for furtherance of hi.s business, 
in recompense thereof, after the said letters were given up 
in ehanceiy, the king of liis favour granted to tlie said John by 
other h'tters patent 10/, every year of the farm which tlic 
prior of Christ Church Canterbury was bound to pay the king 
for the manor of Borle, to be taken by the liands of tlic said prior at 
Michaehnas and Easter by even portions during tlic life of the said John 
or until provision should be made by the king or his heirs of 10/. a 
year of land or rent for his life ; and after, for certain lands adjoining 
the king's castle of Risshyndon co. Kent which they released to him 
and his heirs, the king remitted to the said prior and the convent 
and to their successors a portion of the sum by them yearly payable to 
him for the said manor, by reason whereof the said John cannot obtain 
further payment from them, and for his indemnification, who has 
given up tlae last mentioned letters in chancery to be cancelled, the 
king has granted him 10/. a year of tlie farm of the said town, to be 
taken for life at the same terms by the hands of the bailiffs for the 
time being. The king's will is that the said bailiffs be thereof 
discharged towards hinir 

To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order fully to restore 
to the abbot of Kirkestall a messuage and 8 acres of land in Adel, to- 
gether with the issues thereof taken, saving to the king any services and 
profits to him lawfully due, staying the distraint made or yet to be 
made for these upon the said abbot until debate be had whether the same 
ought to pertain to the king ; as lately the king ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said abbot's lands in 
Adel were by William de Nessefeld late escheator taken into the king's 
hand, and he returned that the said late escheator by indenture de- 
livered the premises to him at the time of his succession in that office, 
alleging that they are in the king's hand for that the abbot held the 
same to him and his successors of John de Insula and his heirs by 
knight service and other services, that the said John held them in 
chief by knight service as parcel of his manor of Harewode, that in 
the king's time without his licence the said John quitclaimed to the 
abbot and his successors all services to him due of the premises, by 
reason whereof the abbot and convent held the same in chief by knight 
service and other services, and that the abbey was lately void, and the 
now abbot entered the premises without process of the king's court 
and without performing the services etc. due to the king ; and the 
cause being examined in the council, it seems to the council that 
the premises were unlawfully taken into the king's hand, for that in the 
escheator's certificate no trespass is found in the acquisition thereof. 



July 4. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage 
and 10 acres of land of John Broun the younger, 2 acres of land of 
John Broun the elder, 3 acres of land of John Andrewe and 3 roods of 
land of William Dawe in Little Grantisden, delivering to John Broun 
the younger, John Broun the elder, William Wheler and William Paget 
any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to 
certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises were by him taken 
into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took the same for 



132 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1865. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 



that it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that 
John de Hothum late bishop of Ely without the king's licence appro- 
priated the premises to himself at mortmain by the said John Broun 
the younger, John Broun the elder, John Andrew and William his 
neifs ; and after John Broun the younger, John Broun the elder, 
William Wheler heir of the said John Andrewe and William Paget heir 
of the said William Dawe informed the king that they are not nor 
ever were neifs, but free tenants of the said bishop, and that they have 
acquired their said tenements in fee to them and their heirs, without 
that that the bishop of Ely at any time had or claimed anything in 
the premises but only rent and other services to him due, praying for 
the removal of the king's hand ; and the king ordered the escheator 
to make inquisition touching the circumstances, and by inquisition so 
made it is found that John Broun the younger and John Broun the 
elder are free tenants of the said bishop and not neifs, that John 
Andrewe is the bishop's neif and acquired 3 acres of the said land 
which he aliened to William Wheler, that William Dawe is the bishop's 
neif and acquired 3 roods thereof which after he aliened to William 
Paget, that William W^heler and William Paget are free tenants of 
the said bishop, and that the 3 acres which were of John Andrewe 
or the 3 roods which were of William Dawe were never seized into the 
bishop's hands nor the hands of his predecessorb. 

July 14. To the collectors and the controller of the custom of wool, hides 

Westminster, and woolfells, and to the troner of wool in the portof Great Jernemuth. 
Order to make allowance to merchants, native and alien, in weighing 
their wool for the canvas wherein it is packed and the corners thereof, 
two cloves for every sarpler greater than the sack and one clove for 
every sarpler containing a sack or less, no longer compelling them to 
pay custom or subsidy for the same ; as lately by assent of parliament 
the king granted them that allowance. By C. 

The like to the following : 

The collectors etc. in the port of London. 

The collectors etc. in the port of Gippewic. 

The collectors etc. in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Oct. 24. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
WestiTkinster. and to the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order to admit John 
de Hirst clerk and John Neubeurn, jointly and severally deputed by 
William de Rysceby the king's yeoman to exercise in Ireland the 
office of gauging aa ines, suffering them and either of them to do and 
exercise the same, taking the profit thereof according to the king's 
letters patent, thereby on 23 February in the 27th year of his reign 
the king of his favour gave to the said William for his good service the 
office of gauging wines at Chester and in singular the ports and places 
in Ireland for his life, with the fees and profits thereto pertaining, 
in the same manner as Thomas de Colle deceased had the said office. 
Et erat patens. 



Oct. 1. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to remove the king's hand, 

Westminster, and not to meddle further with the manor of Haselbere, by him lately 

taken into the king's hand for particular causes, saving always the 

king's right. By C. 



39 EDWARD III. Wi 



1305. Membrane 18. 

June 28. To tlic troasuivi- and tlic barons of the exoliofjuor. Order, upon 
Wostniitistor. tlie ])etition of Ho<,n'r de Colesford sheriiT of Oxford and Berks, if by 
certificate of the keepers of Wyndesore forest and of the king's manors 
of Foli Johan and Oldewyndesore, by in({uisition or otherwise they 
may be assured that certain parcels of land are included within the 
king's park of W'yndesore or annexed to the said manors, and that the 
sherilf has not levied nor might levy thereof any rent from the time 
they A\ere so included or annexed, to cause as well the sheriff as the 
tenants thereof to be discharged at the exchequer of the yearly rent 
falling upon every parcel and of the arrears thereof from that time ; 
as the sheriff has shewn tlic king that 47 1 acres 1 rood 20 perches of 
land at Snowedon w ithin the said forest for which John de London 
used to pay 23s. ll|rf. a year to the sheriff, 5 J acres 1 rood 5 perches of 
land in the same town for which Thomas Shawe used to pay 2s. lO^d., 
4 acres of land there for which John PoA\ys used to pay 2s., 15^ acres 
of land by the land of John Powys for which John Bataille used to pay 
76'. 9d., 3 acres 3| perches of land for \\hich Matthew de la Chaumbre 
used to pay 18|(/., all parcels of a yearly farm of 14Z. Id^d., 6 acres 
13 perches of land by the pasture of Margery de la Chaumbre for 
which Andrew le Bas used to pay 3s. 2d., 32 perches of land there for 
which John Bataille used to pay lid., parcel of a yearly farm of 
70s. 2d., 60| acres 5 perches of land at Ingelfeld by la Knappe for 
which Geoffrey Merre used to pay 15s. l^d., 17| acres 14 perches of 
land by the purpresture of Andrew le Bas for which John Maurdyn 
used to pay 5s. lO^d., parcels of a yearly farm of 22s. lljcZ., a pur- 
presture for which John Lenveysy used to pay 12d. a year, parcel of 
six farms of 15s. lOd., \\hicli farms are parcel of the said counties, 
were enclosed within the said park at the time of its enclosure and 
are yet so enclosed, also that 3 acres of land at Wolvele for which 
John de Drokesford used to pay 12c/. a year, parcel of a yearly farm 
of Hi. 16s. lid., 60 roods 32 perches of land at Brodeford and Ermyteecroft 
for which William le Merre used to pay 30s. 4|(Z., parcel of a farm of 
14/. 16}(/., 97 acres 1 rood 17 perches of land in a piece of ground 
called la Rowehull for M'hich Hugh de Sancto Philberto used to pay 
48s. Sid., 10 acres of land there for which John de Mora used to pay 
5s., 2 acres 1 rood 2 perches of land at Benytestrete f or which William 
de Merre used to pay IS^d., 172 acres of land by Loffeld at Brodestrode 
and Nuthurst for ^\■hicll Jolm de Drokenesford used to pay 57s. 3d., and 
1 acre of land at Nuthurst for which he used to pay 4(/., parcels of a 
yearly farm of 115s. S^d., 12J acres 1 rood of land at Assheruggeslud 
for which Hugh de Sancto Philberto used to pay 6s. 4c/., the moiety of 
1 acre 9 perches of land there for which John de Mora used to pay 
Sid. a year to the sheriff, parcels of a yearly farm of 70s. 2d., w hich farms 
are likewise parcel of the said counties, are annexed to the king's said 
manors, whereby no rent of the said parcels of land may be by the 
sheriff levied to the king's use, but that nevertheless the sums falling 
upon the said parcels of land are current in demand at the exchequer, 
and the sheriff is yet charged with them in his account, wherefore 
he has prayed for remedy. 

June 30. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to cause the 

Westminster, amends of bread and ale in the hundred of Byre, and the amercements 

as well of the men, tenants and villeins of the abbess of Tarente 

in the to\\n of Byre as of others within the precinct of the 

said hundred, also a moiety of the wood of Byre, whereof 



134 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 18 — cont. 

Richard de Turberville at his death was seised as parcel 
of the manor and hundred of Byre, and which by his death 
are taken into the king's hands, to be dehvered to Eleanor who was 
wife of the said Richard, two thirds thereof with the issues of that 
portion taken since his death in name of wardship, the third part with 
the issues thereof taken since the assignment of dower to her in name 
of dower, to hold as the said Richard and his ancestors tenants of the 
said manor and hundred used to hold the same ; as on 13 March in 
the 36th yea.r of his reign the king ordered the escheator to assign 
to the said Eleanor dower of the lands of her said husband, who held 
by knight service of the heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford 
tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and after on 20 March 
next following by letters patent the king committed to her the ward- 
ship of two thirds of the said manor and hundred, which the said 
Richard at his death so held of the said heir in his demesne as of fee, 
and which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the 
nonage of his heir, with the issues thereof taken since his death, to 
hold for a set yearly farm until the lawful age of Richard's heir ; and 
now it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Richard at his death held in his demesne as of fee the said manor and 
hundred, the amends of bread and ale in the said hundred, with the 
profit of the amercements at the two lawful hundreds of Byre, namely 
of St. Martin and of ' Hokday,' of all who use false measures and sell 
contrary to the assize within the hundred, as well men, tenants and 
villeins of the said abbess in that town as others within the precinct 
thereof, that he used to levy those amercements to his use and 
advantage by his bailiff of the hundred, together with the moiety of 
the said wood with the said abbess as parcel of the said undivided 
manor, and that the escheator by virtue of the king's said command 
caused a third part of the said manor and hundred with the appur- 
tenances to be assigned in dower to the said Eleanor. 

Mandate to the said abbess to suffer the said Eleanor to have the 
amends and amercements aforesaid as well of the men, tenants and 
villeins of the abbess in the town of Byre as of others within the precinct 
of the hundred, to levy those amercements to her use by the said 
bailiff, and to hold the moiety of the said wood, taking her estover 
and other profits therein as the said Richard used to do. 

The like to John Brunyng steward of the said abbess, mutatis 
mutandis. ' 

July 3. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to take the fealty 

Westminster, of Hawise late the wife of Thomas de Neuburgh according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Wynfrede Neuburgh taken into the king's hand by the death of the 
said Thomas, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence 
held the said manor jointly with the said Hawise in chief by the 
service of holding a laver for washing the king's hands on the day of 
his coronation. 



June 26. To Ricliard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage 
in Daventre which was of William Ryms etc. {as above, p. 127). 



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135 



18(')5. 

July 10. 
Wostininster, 



Membrane 18 — -cont. 

To Leo d,e Pcrton oscheator in WorcesVershire. Order to cause 
Walter son and heir of Hugh de Coki^.sheye tenant in chief to have 
seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by 
his death ; as tlie said Walter has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26683.] 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. Like order, 
as the said Walter has proved his age before Leo de Perton. 

The like to Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Salop. By p.s. [as above]. 



July 28. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's 
Westminster, hand and not to meddle further with the lands which at his death 
Alan de Twytham, grandfather af Alan son of Theobald de Twytham, 
held in his demesne as of fee of the archbishopric of Canterbury lately 
void and in the king's hand, and which by his death, by reason of the 
nonage of the said Alan son of Theobald and because of the vacancy 
of the said archbishopric were taken into the king's hand ; as the said 
Alan son of Theobald, cousin and heir of the said Alan de Twytham 
tenant by knight service of the said archbishopric, has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king at another time took the fealty 
of Simon now archbishop of Canterbury, and commanded livery to be 
given him of the temporalities of the archbishopric. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



July 28. 
Windsor. 



To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
and to the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause all 
lands in Ireland of Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of Pembroke, to- 
gether with the issues thereof from the octaves of Easter last, to be 
delivered to the said countess to hold in the same manner as before they 
were taken into the king's hand ; as for particular causes willing to 
shew favour to the said countess the king has granted her the said 
lands, which lately he commanded to be taken into his hand for the 
purpose of an aid for a set time for defence of Ireland against the 
king's Irish enemies. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

Membrane 17. 

To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Of the complaint of the lords and others the commons 
of the realm the king is informed that great numbers as well clerks, 
laymen and men of religion as others have aforetime without the 
king's licence passed out of the realm and do daily so pass within the 
bailiwick and districts of the said Ralph by means of favours and gifts 
as by his negligence, connivance and sufferance, taking out with them 
at w ill great and needless sums of gold and silver, and letters, processes 
etc. in writing as well by letters of exchange as by way of chevance 
in merchandise and in money and by divers other subtle means, and 
what is worse that the said Ralph suffers great numbers of persons 
as well the king's subjects as others of whatsoever nation and condition, 
carrying with them bulls, letters, processes, instruments etc. in writing 
prejudicial and hurtful to the king, his people and realm, to land in 
ports and other places within his said bailiwick and districts, and 
without arrest to go their way within the realm whither they will, 
in contempt of the king and of the ordinance made in full parliament 
by the kmg, lords and commons, and contrary to the proclamation 



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1365. Membrane 17 — cont. 

many times made, whereat the king is moved to anger : order there- 
fore, under pain of forfeiture, to suffer no person of whatsoever nation 
or condition, without the king's special command by letters under his 
secret seal to the said Ralph addressed, in ports or places within his 
bailiwick or districts to pass out of the realm with money or plate of 
gold or silver, letters of exchange or other letters, processes or in- 
struments in writing contrary to the said ordinance and proclamations, 
known merchants excepted exercising their lawful traffic who will 
cross the sea for that purpose, to make search and keep guard in 
every the ports and places aforesaid by day and by night that no 
person may there land or disembark until he and all he shall bring with 
him or in his company be openly searched, viewed and examined, 
.» causing aU Avho shall be found to have with them hurtful bulls, processes, 
instruments, letters or other writings as aforesaid to be arrested and 
kept in safe custody until further order, taking to him all such bulls 
etc. so found, and sending them under his seal by trusty messengers to 
the council at London there to be inspected and dealt with as law 
and reason require, to cause all masters of ships and vessels touching 
within the said bailiwicks and districts, and the seamen, mer- 
chants and others whatsoever therein, under pain of forfeiture of the 
said vessels and the goods therein, to swear every one by himself 
upon the gospels that they will not conceal any person or thing in 
bales, gear, barrels, vessels or elsewhere within their ships but will plainly 
tell and shew all tlierein contained, and in like manner all merchants 
crossing the sea to swear that they will take no gold or silver out of the 
realm in money or plate secretly or openly, nor by letters or otherwise 
make nor procure exchange or chevance, save only for their lawful 
merchandise to traffic thereA\ith as true merchants ought, and that 
without shewing favour, comfort, aid, maintenance nor the shadow 
or colour thereof to any other whatsoever to make apport or payment 
without the realm in fraud or defeat of the effect of the said ordinance, 
and lastly to cause all these things to be executed from time to time, 
so that by his negligence, lukewarmness or default no hurt nor peril may 
happen to the king, his subjects or to the realm, whereby the king 
should have matter for wrath against him. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 
[See lorit of this date to the governor of Calais in Foedera.] 

The like \\Tits patent to the following : 

The bailiffs of Herewic, the customers, keepers of the passage 

and the king's searchers in that port. 
The bailiffs of Plummuth etc. 
The bailiffs of Romeneye etc. 
The bailiffs of Lyme etc. 
The bailiffs of Grymesby etc. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London, the customers etc. 
The bailiffs of Maldon etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter etc. 
The bailiffs of Shorham etc. 
The bailiffs of Lemyngton etc. 
The bailiffs of Melcombe etc. 
The bailiffs of Faversham etc. 
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh etc. 
The bailiffs of Weymuth etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewic etc. 



39 EDWARD III. 137 



i 



1306. Membrane 17 — cont. 

The mayor and bailifTs of Wynchclsc etc. 

Tlic mayor and bailifts of Lenne etc. 

The bailiffs of Dcrtemutli etc. 

The mayor and bailifTs of Rye etc. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton etc. 

The bailiffs of Seford etc. 

The bailiffs of Jerncmuth etc. 

The bailiffs of the isle of Tanct etc. 

Thomas Havener' keeper of all ports and passages in Cornwall , 

the customers etc. 
The bailiffs of Boston etc. 
The bailiffs of Bruggewatre etc. 
The bailiffs of Gippewic etc. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull etc. 
The bailiffs of Lyverpole etc. 
Tlie bailiffs of Mergate etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol etc. 
The bailifTs of Barton upon Humbre. 
The bailiffs of Warham etc. 

Tlie mayor and bailiffs of Cicestre etc. ; 

The bailiffs of Hamelhoke etc 
The bailffs of Hastyngges etc. 
Tlie bailifTs of Blakeneye etc. 
The bailiffs of Dunwic etc. 
The bailifTs of K[i]rkeleyrode. 
The bailifTs of Orford etc. 
The bailifTs of Gosford etc. 

The mayor and bailifTs of Newcastle upon Tyne etc. 
The bailiffs of Hythe etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Colcestre etc. 
The bailifTs of Waynflete etc. 
The bailifTs of la Pole etc. 
The bailiffs of Salfletehaven etc. 
The bailiffs of Hertilpole etc. 
The bailifTs of Whyteby etc. 
The bailiffs of Seton etc. 
The bailiffs of Cheppestowe etc. 
The steward and bailiffs of Holdernesse etc. 
The bailifTs of Fowy etc. 

July 28. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 

Windsor, cause proclamation to be made forbidding under pain of forfeiture 
any native or alien of whatsoever condition, without the king's licence 
by letters under his secret seal, by himself or by others to take or 
send gold or silver out of the realm in money or plate by w^ay of 
change or otherwise, to procure or sue letters of exchange by any means 
or colour whatsoever, nor to deliver merchandise or other aver to any 
man to take or pay the value thereof over sea but only to lawful 
merchants known for such for exercise of their traffic, forbidding 
any man contrary to the ordinance to bring within the realm bulls, 
letters, processes, instruments or other writings prejudicial to the 
kmg and his people, and commanding all keepers and searchers of 
passages and ports of the realm under the pain aforesaid to make 



138 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13G5. Membrane 17 — cont. 

search and keep watch in all ports and places within their bailiwick 
and districts by day and by night according to the commands to them 
addressed, and to take and arrest all ^^ horn the sheriff shall find doing 
contrary to these things, and the gold, silver, bulls, instruments etc. 
^^•ith them found, and keep them in safe custody until further order, 
certifying the king from time to time of their action ; as of the com- 
plaint etc. {as above) the king is informed that great numbers etc. have 
passed and do pass out of the realm without his licence taking with 
them at will gold and silver as well by letters of exchange as by Avay of 
chevance in merchandise and in money and by divers other subtle 
means, and processes, instruments, bulls, letters etc. in writing, and 
what is Avorse that great number of persons of whatsoever nation 
and condition willing to cross the sea are suffered to land in ports and 
places within the realm carrying with them bulls, letters, processes, 
instruments etc. in writing prejudicial and hurtful to the king, his 
people and the realm, and without arrest to go their way within the 
realm whither they will, in contempt etc. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Lancastre. 

The sheriff of Northumberland. 

The sheriff of Cumberland. 

The sheriff of York. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Sussex. 

The sheriff of Suthampton. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 

The sheriff of Salop. 

Membrane 16. 

Sept. 5. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order to remove the king's hand, 

Westminster, and not to meddle further with two thirds of one dovecot, 20 acres 
of land and 1| acre of meadow in Hokyton, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken since the death of John de Russheton ; as lately at 
the suit of Thomas Moraunt and Ellen his wife, sister and heir of the 
said John, alleging that the said John by process before the justices of 
the Bench for an alleged trespass against William Lengleys was put 
in exigents to be outlawed in Westmorland, and was after outlaAved, 
his goods and chattels seized into the king's hand as forfeit by the then 
sheriff, and his lands in Hokyton likewise to answer to the king for 
the issues thereof arising during such outlawry, that the said John is 
long dead, and that his lands ought not for the outlawTy aforesaid 
to remain in the king's hand after his death, praying the king to remove 
his hand and cause the same to be restored to the said Thomas and 
Ellen, the king ordered the sheriff to make inquisition touching the 
premises ; and by inquisition so made it is found that the said John 
died about the quinzaine of Easter in the 23rd year of the reign, that 
he was outlawed in Westmorland about the feast of Trinity in the 
17th year at the suit of William Lengleys for a trespass against him, 



ao EDWARD III. 



1:39 



1305. Membrane 16 — cont. 

that tlic said lands in Hokyton were about tlie said feast of Trinity 
seized into the king's hand and are yet in his hand, that they are iield 
of others tlian the king, and that the said KMen sister of John is his next 
heir and of the age of 40 years and up^^ards. Proviso that answer 
be made to tlie king for the issues of the said hinds from the publisliing 
of the said outhiwry to the day of John's death. 

Aug. 28. To Roger dc Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to meddle 
Marlborough, further with the manor called Shynglehalle in Great Dunmowe, which 
came to the king's hands by the death of William Olyve tenant by 
knight service of the heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford 
tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and by reason of the 
nonage of Alice daughter and heir of the said William, who died 
within age and in the king's wardship ; as it is found by inquisi- 
tion, taken by the escheator, that the said manor came to 
the king's hands as aforesaid and is yet in his hand, that 
it is lield of the said earl's heir by the service of one knight's 
fee, and that John Boys of Dunmowe, son of Mary one of 
the sisters of John Olyve father of the said William and grand- 
father of the said Alice, is her next heir and of full age ; and at 
another time on proof of the age of Humphrey de Bohun now earl of 
Hereford, cousin and heir of the said earl, the king took his homage 
and commanded livery to be given him of the said earl's lands. 

Sept. 12. To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order to cause Edmund 

Marlborough, son and heir of John de Stonore tenant in chief to have seisin of 

the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death ; 

as the said Edmund has proved his age before the escheator, and 

the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26722.] 

To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and the 
county of Suthampton. Like order, as the said Edmund has proved 
his age before Thomas Cheyne. 
The like to the following : 

Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. 
Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 
William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. 
John de Tye escheator in Middlesex. 

Sept. 16. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire and Salop. 

Windsor. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of William de Lodelowe tenant in 
chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's 
hand by his death ; as the said Thomas has proved his age before 
the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [26724.] 



Oct. 6. To the sheriffs of London. Order, of the issues of the city of London, 

Westminster, to pay by indenture to be made between them and John Braban the 
king's yeoman, making mention of the price and description thereof, 
for the hawks which the said John shall take to the king's use in the 
said city and within a circuit of ten leagues ; as the king by letters 
patent has appointed the said John keeper of his mews by Westminster 
to take hawks for sale in the said city and circuit by water and by 



14Q CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 16 — coni. 

land for prompt payment by the hands of the sheriffs, namely a falcon 
gentil for 205., a tiercel gentil for IO5., a goshawk for 13s. 4(Z., a tiercel 
goshawk for half a mark, a lanner for half a mark. 
[Feeder a.} 

Oct. 6. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire and Northumberland. 

Westminster. Order to cause Henry de Percy knight, son and heir of Henry de Percy 
the elder and Idonea his wife, to have seisin of the manors of Lekyng- 
feld, Semere, Nafferton, Catton, Kirklevyngton, Clethorp and 
Gikeleswyk and certain tenements in Benyngton co. York, the third 
part of the manors of Werkeworth and Corbrig with their members of 
Aklyngton and Berlyng, and the third part of the manor of Roubiry 
with its members of Neuton, Thorpton and Snyter with forests etc. 
in Northumberland, taken into the king's hand by the death of the 
said Idonea, together with the issues thereof taken ; as it is found by 
divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Idonea at her death 
held no lands in those counties in chief in her demesne as of fee, but 
held the premises in dower of the heritage of the said Henry the son, 
and that the said manors of Lekyngfeld, Semere, Nafferton, Kirk- 
levyngton, Clethorp and Gikeleswyk, and the said part of the manors 
of Werkeworth, Corbrig and Roubiry with their members are held in 
chief by knight service, the manor of Catton and the tenements in 
Benyngton of others than the king ; and the king has at another tinie 
taken the homage of Henry the son for the lands of liLs said father, 
and commanded livery thereof to be given him. 

Oct. 9. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of William de Gildeford, executor of Wilham de Farle latQ 
constable of Bourdeaux, if assured by oath of the petitioner that the 
statements in his petition are true, to cause him to have allowance 
in his account at the exchequer of 100?. by the said William received 
at the receipt of the exchequer; as the said petition shews that he 
received the said sum touching his wages and the wages of his men 
retained A\itli him by reason of his office, the expenses of his passage 
to Gascony, and of the passage of messengers by him sent to England 
at the king's command to certify the king of the state of his said 
office, which wages and expenses from the date of his commission to 
20 September following, on which day he took over his said office, 
amount to 2001. and upwards, as may appear by the particulars 
thereof, and that the treasurer and barons have deferred allowing the 
same for that they were not controlled by the king's controller of 
Gascony, as they might not be for that they were made before the said 
constable took over his office, and the controller had not nor might 
have knowledge thereof, wherefore the said executor has prayed for 
remedy. 

Membrane 15. 

Oct. 6. To the bailiffs of Herewic, the collectors of customs, and the king's 

Westminster, searchers there. It is shewn the king on behalf of the merchants 
and others of the said toMn and of the parts adjoining that foreign 
merchants, willing to come thither with herring and other fish, come 
to anchor before the entry of the port and, for fear of the king's pro- 
clamation forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture to take gold 
or silver out of the realm in money, plate or otherwise, dare not enter 



39 EDWARD III. 



141 



1365. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



for sale of tlioir liorring aiul fish, supy)nsing tliat tlioy may not take 
any money foi- their nuMcliandisc nof vnvvy it to their own paits, and 
so pass to Flanders and other places over sea, whereby the king loses 
his cnsloms, and the people of those parts their sustenance which in 
great part consists in victuals so brought, wherefore petition is made 
for a remedy ; and whereas in the last parliament it was ordered that 
no man shall cause gold or silver to be so taken out of the realm, except 
victuallers, fishers who catch herring and other fish, and those who 
bring fish into the realm in small vessels not meddling with other 
merchandise : order to supervise all herring and fish brought to the 
town of Herewic there to be sold, and the coin and money which in 
the sale thereof shall be received by alien merchants, making indenture 
thereof in manner due, and suffering all fishers and merchants of 
foreign parts biinging thither herring and fish who meddle not with 
other mei'chandise freely without let after payment of the customs 
due thereupon to take with them to their own ports the money they 
shall receive for their fish in the sale thereof according to the said 
ordinance, the proclamation notwithstanding, provided always that 
the said fishers or others of whatsoever condition take not out of the 
realm by colour of this command silver, gold or other things contrary 
« to the proclamation over and above the money so received for sale of 

their herring and fish, and that nothing be done or attempted which 
may tend to impair the force of the proclamation. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge for the time being. Order to pay to 
Wostminster. the king's clerk Nicholas de Roos, warden of the scholars maintained 
by the king of his alms in the university of Cantebrigge, the arrears 
of 4d. a day granted him for his wages and of 8 marks a year- granted 
him for two gowns, one w ith furring the other with lining, and of the 
issues of the county henceforth to pay him the said sums, taking his 
acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of 12 January 
last granting him the said sums by the hands of the sheriff during 
pleasure. 

Oct. 12. To the bailiffs and burgesses of the towTi of Scardeburgh for the time 
Westminster, being. Order to pay to the warden of the hall of the king's scholars 
whom he maintains of his alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars 
therein the arrears of 221. lis. yearly, and henceforth to pay them 
that yearly sum, taking the said warden's acquittance, according to 
the king's letters patent of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, 
granting to the said warden and scholars among other things 
22/. lis. a year which the said bailiffs and burgesses used to pay to 
the king for the farm of the manor of Walesgrave, to be taken at 
the accustomed terms until other order should be taken for their 
maintenance. 



Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Order 
Westminster, to pay to the warden of the hall of the king's scholars whom he main- 
tains of his alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars therein the arrears 
of 201. a year, and henceforth of the issues of those counties to pay 
them that yearly sum, taking the said warden's acquittance, according 
to the king's letters patent of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, 
granting to the said warden and scholars among other things 20/. 



142 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



every year to be taken of the issues of the said counties by the hands 
of the sheriff at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions until the king 
should take other order for their maintenance. 

To the abbot of Waltham for the time being. Order to pay to the 
Avarden of the hall of the king's scholars Vvhom he maintains of his 
alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars therein the arrears of lOl. Is. 
{sic) a year, and henceforth to pay them that yearly sum, taking the 
said warden's acquittance, according to the king's letters patent 
of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, granting to the said warden 
and scholars among other things 11. 10s. every year at the accustomed 
terms of the farm which the abbot is bound to render at the exchequer 
for the town of Waltham until the king should take other order for 
their maintenance. 

Oct. 10. To Alice who was wife of Alan Horwode. Writ de intendendo, 
Westminster, directing the said Alice to attorn tenant to Richard Ponte and Joan 
his wife for the rents and services due for a messuage and appurte- 
nances by her held for life in the parish of St. Michael Crokedelane 
London with reversion to the king and his heirs ; as the king by 
letters patent has granted to the said Richard and Joap [the reversion] 
of the said messuage after the death of the said Alice. 
Et erat patens. 



Oct. 16. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Order to pay to 
John Davy of Shillewell chaplain the arrears of 100s. a year from 
10 May in the 39th year of the reign, and henceforth of the issues of 
his bailiwick to pay him that yearly sum for life, taking his acquittance, 
according to the king's letters patent of the said date, giving to the said 
John for life the chantry of the king's chapel within his manor of 
Clipston, and the chapel of St. Edwin within the forest of Shirewode, 
taking for the said chantry 100s. a year by the hands of the sheriff 
in the same manner as other chaplains holding the same used to do. 

Et erat patens. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John Pury, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 14. To Adam de Bury mayor of the city of London and escheat or therein. 
Westminster. Order to cause John son and heir of John Malewayn tenant in chief 
to have seisin of the lands and tenements of his said father taken into 
the king's hand by his death ; as the said John the son has proved his 
age before the said mayor, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [26752.] 

To' John de Tye escheator in Kent and Middlesex. Like order, 
as the said John ha« proved his age before Adam de Bury. 
The like to the following : 

Roger de Wolf ret on escheator in Essex. 

John de Evesham escheator in the counties of Suthampton, 

Wiltes and Berkshire. 
William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a verderer of the forest 
Westminster, of Ingelwode to be elected instead of Thomas de Skelton, who is dead. 



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143 



1365. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Oct. 20. To William dc Reygate cschcator in Yorkshire. Older to cause 
Wostininstor. John Clervaux to have seisin of a toft and five bovates of land in 
Estcouton, held by William son of Simon de Coulon outlawed for 
felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
eschcator, that the premises have been in his hand for a year and a 
day, that the said AN'illiam held them of the said John, that they arc 
yet in the king's hand, and that the eschcator had the year and a day 
and the w aste, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 



Nov. 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for the time 
being. Writ de intendendo, directing them to pay to Ingelram de 
Coucy and Isabel the king's daughter his wife their arrears of 
SO/. I65. 8d. a year, and of the farm of the said town henceforth to pay 
them that yearly sum, accoiding to the king's letters patent of 
20 March in the 30th year of his reign, granting to the said Isabel 
among other things 201. I65. 8d. a year lately held of the king's grant 
by Jolin Darcy ' le Fitz ' to him and his heirs for the life of Mary 
countess of Pembroke, and in the king's hands by John's death and by 
reason of the nonage of his heir, to be taken by the hands of the mayor 
and bailiffs until the lawful age of the said heir if the said countess 
should live, and if the said heir should die until the lawful age of his 
heir if the countess should live, willing and granting that if the said 
Isabel shouln overlive the countess, she should after the countess' 
death take and have the said sum every year for life as aforesaid 
without rendering anything to the king or his heirs for the same. 

Et erat patens. 

The like wTits to the following : 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh for the time being, concerning 

661. a year. 
The sheriff of Notyngham for the time being, concerning 

39 marks IO5. a year. 

To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order 
to suffer all cloths purveyed by the servants of Thomas earl of 
Warrewyk to send to foreign parts for his use, when assured thereof 
by oath of the said servants, to pass from that port without payment 
of custom or subsidy, any command to the collectors addressed to the 
contrary notwithstanding. By K. 

Nov. 7. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Short who is insufficiently qualified as the king has 
learned. 

Nov. 14. To the mayor of the city of London. Order speedily to search out, 
Westminster, survey and assay all wines of whatsoever sort lodged in cellars and 
taverns of the said city and the suburbs, taking such order with that 
which is bad, turning, tainted or discoloured as pertains to his office, 
and as other mayors have heretofore been used to do until further 
order, sparing none for favour or malice ; as the king has heard upon 
good information that these wines are in great part bad or tainted, and 
some will shortly turn bad, which vintners and taverners are like to 
mix with new wines when they shall be stored in their cellars, to the 
peril and damage of the people of the said city and of those resorting 
thither. - By K. and C, 

[Foedera.] 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



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1365. Membrane 14 — cont. 

Oct. 8, To the sheriff of Huntyngdon. Order of the issues of his bailiwick 

Westminster, to cause 251. to be laid out in the repair of the gaol of the town of 
Huntyngdon by view and testimony of the prior of Huntyngdon, 
over and above the 20L up to which the king lately ordered the said 
gaol to be repaired by view and testimony of the said prior upon hearing 
that it was too weak and ruinous to be sufficient for the custody of 
prisoners, so that thieves taken shall not escape for lack of custody ; 
as the king is informed that it may not be repaired for so small a 
sum. By K. and C. 

To the prior of Huntyngdon. Order to survey the defects of the 
gaol aforesaid, and to supervise the repair thereof, and the costs 
which shall thereupon be incurred by Nicholas de Styuecle sheriff of 
Huntyngdon, whom the king has ordered to repair the same up to 
45L, certifying the same in chancery under his seal that the sheriff 
in his account may have due allowance for the costs. By K. and C. 

Membrane 13. 

Oct. 12. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to make a 
Westminster, partition into three parts of \0s. 4d. of rent in Blecchewell, 6 marks 
of rent taken of the manor of Honyspill, 32s. of rent in Bedmeston, 
6s. 8d. of rent in Cosynton, 3s. of rent in Catecote, and the third part 
of the manor of Dourburgh taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Cicely who was wife of Stephen Laundy, in presence of the heirs 
and parceners if upon warning they will attend, to keep the purparty 
of Christina wife of Jolui de C'roukerne in the king's hand until further 
order, and not to meddle further with the purparties of Alice wife of 
Thomas Orchard and Maud \^ife of John Wevelescombe, delivering up 
any issues taken of these two purparties ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Cicely at her death 
held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held 
the third part and rents aforesaid of others than the king, and that 
the said Alice and Maud, both of full age, and the said Christina, 
who is within age and in the king's Avardship by reason of other lands 
of her heritage, are cousins and next heirs of the said Cicely. 

Oct. 2. To the treasurer and the barons and chamberlains of the exchequer 

Westminster, of Ireland. Order, on sight of these presents, to pay of the treasury of 
Ireland to John Haukyn the king's Serjeant at arms the arrears 
of 2s. a day his wages from the time he came to Ireland in the 
retinue of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant 
in Ireland so long as he shall there abide, taking his acquittance ; as 
the king lately by writ ordered the said treasurer and barons to pay 
the said John those wages of the said treasury so long as he should 
there abide on the king's service, and now the said John has informed 
the king that he has not hitherto been able to obtain payment for 
that the writ was not addressed to the said treasurer, barons and 
chamberlains. 

Oct. 29. To John Knyvet. Writ appointing him chief justice to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king during pleasure. By K. 

[Foedera.] , 



39 EDWARD III. 146 



18()5. Membrane 13 — cont. 

Oct. 30. To Henry Grenc. Odrer to deliver to Jolin Knyvet all rolls, records, 
Westminster, proccsscvs and meinoiaiula w halsoevoi' in his keeping concerning the 
time that he \\as ehief justice. 13y K. 

[Foedera.] 

Nov. 3. Order to the sheriff of Heieford to cause two coroners to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Calouhill and Jolin Piys, who arc not fit persona 
to execute that ofHcc as the king has learned. 

Oct. 30. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order under pain 
Westminster, of 100/., to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further -with a 
messuage and 26 acres of land of John son of Richard de Styholmc in 
Kynerdale, delivering to the said John any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the 
cause therefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, 
and he returned that he so took the same for that he found by inquisition 
that the said John, who was outlawed for felony, held the same of 
Thomas Molineux and Joan his wife ; and after at the suit of the said 
John, alleging that he was never outlawed and praying the removal 
of the king's hand, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition ; 
and by inquisition thereupon taken it is found that the said John is 
not outlawed, and at the king's command John Knyvet chief justice 
appointed to hold pleas before the king has certified in chancery that, 
after search made of the rolls and memoranda which are before the 
king, he has found no outlawry published against John son of Richard 
de Stiholme. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to dis- 
Westminster. charge Richard de Grenacres and Robert de Grenacres knights of the 
keeping of the castle and town of Plurimel and the castle of Rochezanes 
in the parts of Brittany, and the said Richard and Robert and John de 
Bukyngham bishop of Lincoln of the sums of money, farms, revenues, 
ransoms and profits thereof taken ; as by the hands of his yeoman 
Helmyngus Leget, receiver of his chamber, the king has received in his 
chamber 500 marks in full payment of the moneys, profits etc. aforesaid 
wherein the said bishop was bound when the king's lieutenant and 
guardian in Brittany before his consecration, and the said Richard 
and Robert for all the time they had the keeping of the said town 
and castles, and the king by letters patent has thereof acquitted them, 
their heirs and executors. By K. 

Oct. 18. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with all the lands which John de Haveryngton of Farleton at 
his death held in his demesne as of fee of the knights' fees which were 
of Robert de Coucy lately in the king's hand, taken into the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir ; as 
Nicliolas son and heir of the said John, tenant by knight service of 
the king as of the fees aforesaid, has proved his age before the es- 
cheator, and on 27 December in the 37tli year of his reign the king 
by letters patent gave to Ingelram lord of Coucy, cousin and heir of 
the said Robert, all the knights' fees of the said Robert which were 
then in his hand. 

E 10 



U6 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 12. 

Nov. 1. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Richard de Stanhope and WilHam de Acton collectors of 
the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, to allow them in 
their account at the exchequer for their pains and expenses a fourth 
part of the value of the wool and other things by them arrested as 
forfeit to the king wherewith they charge themselves in their said 
account, according to the ordinance and as used to be allowed in like 
case to others ; as their petition shews their pains and expense in 
making search in the said port that no wool, woolfells or hides should 
be taken over therefrom to foreign parts without payment of the 
custom or subsidy, and that they arrested as forfeit certain wool 
and woolfells, a ship, and other merchandise uncustomed laded in 
ships there to be taken over, praying to be thereof contented. 

Oct. 22. To the mayor and bailiffs of Coventre, Thomas de Nassyngton, 
Westminster. William Wolf and William de Corby. Order to stay altogether any 
demand and distraint by them made upon men of religion or other 
ecclesiastics for rents or goods of their ecclesiastical fee for contri- 
bution to the works of the town walls, causing such distraints to be 
released, and suffering them to have peace, although the king, 
having granted licence to enclose the said town, lately appointed 
them jointly and severally by letters patent to assess and appor- 
tion the costs of the said works upon merchants and inhabitants 
thereof and others dwelling therein, namely each according to his rents 
and means, and to levy and collect the sums so assessed ; as it was 
not nor is his intention that any assessment should be made for that 
purpose of the rents or goods of the ecclesiastical fee of men of 
religion or other ecclesiastics, nor that they should pay or be made 
to pay anything of such their fee. Proviso that the assessment and 
apportionment be made upon laymen having rents and goods in 
the town. By C. 

[Feeder a.] 

Nov. 20. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
Westminster, the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order, upon the petition of 
Richard de Stury, to whom the king has lately committed the offices 
of the trial and keeping of measures and weights in Ireland, to cause 
those offices to be restored and delivered to the said Richard, or to 
William Ilger his attorney and substitute to perform the same, suffering 
the said William without let to execute those offices ; as his petition 
shews that the same are taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Roger de Flete late attorney and representative of the said Richard. 

Nov. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to cause a ship in that 

Westminster, port sufficient for the gear of James earl of Ormound, which is to be 

brought and carried from England to Ireland by William Ilger his 

attorney, to be delivered without delay to the said William for the 

said earl's money. 

Membrane 11. 

Oct. 22. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, in dower to Joan who was wife of Thomas de Fournyvall knight 

tenant in chief, of whom the king has taken an oath that she will not 

marry without his licence, the manor and members, herbage, lands 



39 EDWARD III. 147 



1366. Membrane 11 — cont. 

and rents in his bailiwick of those Avhich the king has assigned to her 
of the hands of her said liii.sband taken into the king's hand by 
Ills death, namely the herbage in Bilhagh eo. York extended at 22s. 
a year, certain tenements and rents in Capell at OIJa'. ()\d., certain 
tenements and rents in Whitley at 104s. 8rf., herbage in the soke of 
Eeclesfeld at 20s., certain tenements and rents within the soke of lirade- 
feld at 43/. IGs. 1(/., herbage within the same at 8 marks, a mill in 
Bradefeld at 10 marks, certain tenements and rents [in] Osgcrthorp 
at 32s. 82(/., certain tenements and rents in Orpittes at 22s. l\d., 
certain tenements and rents in Skynthoip at 12s. \d., the manor of 
Treton with its members etc. at 22/. 7s. 0|rf., certain tenements and 
rents in Whitstan at 6/. 18s. M., all in the same county, and the 
manor of Alveton co. Stafford extended at 32/. 13c/. a 3'^ear. 

Oct. 22. To Pliilip de Lutteleye escheator in StafPordshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, in dower to the said Joan the manor of Alveton. 

Oct. 26. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to cause 

Westminster, dower to be assigned to the said Joan of the lands of Thomas her 

husband in Ireland ; as on 22 October last the king took of her an 

oath that she would not marry without his licence and assigned her 

dower of the lands of her said husband in England. 

Oct. 12. To W^illiam de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to John Philippot and Joan his wife three cottages, fifteen husband 
lands and 2 acres of meadow in Saltwyk, the third part of the manor 
and town of Ogle, certain tenements in Twysell, the manor and town 
of Shilvyngton except the 18th part thereof, the third part of 50 acres 
of land in Aldeworth, the third part of a messuage and 40 acres of land 
and meadows in Longwotton, the third part of nine cottages and 
fifteen husband lands in Longwotton, the third part of 30 acres of 
demesne land, three husband lands and one fishery in Seton Wodhorne, 
the third part of a messuage, five cottages, 140 acres of demesne land, 
4 acres of meadow and one husband land in Thirnham,the third part 
of a piece of land containing 40 acres of land and 8 acres of meadow, 
and of a piece of several pasture containing 20 acres in le Colepittes, 
the thirci part of one fourth of the demesne lands and of two and a half 
husband lands in Fulbery, the third part of one husband land in 
Northmiddelton, the third part of eight messuages and 177 acres of 
land and meadow in Bissyngton, and the moiety of the manor of 
Hephalle, taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was 
wife of Robert de Ogle tenant in chief, together with the issues thereof 
taken, to keep until the lawful age of the said Robert's heir, according 
to the king's grant to them made by letters patent of 22 October in 
the 36th year of the reign of the wardship of the lands of Robert de 
Ogle which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the 
nonage of Robert son of Robert de Ogle his cousin and heir, together 
with all other lands whereof the said Robert deOgle and Joan his wifewere 
jointly enfeoffed to them and the heirs of their bodies after the death 
of Joan, and the reversion of other lands held in dower or other^^ise 
for life of that heritage (the lands of Robert Bertram excepted) to hold 
until the lawful age of Robert son of Robert son of Robert de Ogle 
without rendering anything to the king ; as now it is found by in- 
quisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Joan who was wife of 
Robert is dead, that at her death she held the other premises in dower 



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1865. • Membrane 11 — cont. 

of the heritage of the said Robert the heir, and the said moiety as jointly 
enfeoffed with her said husband by grant of Thomas Styward chaplain 
to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the said Robert son 
of Robert son of Robert de Ogle and of the said Joan is next heir of 
Robert and Joan, and is of the age of eleven years and upwards. 

Oct. 27. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle further 
Westminster, with two messuages, one dovecot and 21 acres of land in Letenese 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Peter de Wendlyngburgh 
otherwise called Peter atte Crook, and by reason of the nonage of John 
son and heir of John Malewayn tenant in chief, delivering to the said 
John the son any issues thereof taken since 14 October last ; as it is 
found by inquisition, taken by the eseheator, that the said Peter at 
his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of 
fee, but held the premises with reversion to the said John the son, late 
a minor in the king's wardship, and that they are held of another 
than the king ; and on 14 October last the age of the said John 
was proved, and the king took his homage and commanded livery to 
be given him of the lands of his said father. 

Membrane 10. 

Nov. 1. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to view 

Westminster, the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if assured by inspection 
thereof or otherwise that the statements hereinafter contained are 
true, to stay their demand made by exchequer summons upon Ralph 
de Hasty ng' as well for payment of 120 marks for the wardship of the 
lands of Hugh Tyrell and the marriage of his heir as for the queen's 
gold, thereof discharging at the exchequer as well Robert de Herle 
as the said Ralph, his heirs and executors ; as on 4 December in the 
34th year of his reign the king committed to Robert de Herle now- 
deceased the wardship of two thirds of the lands of John Tyrell tenant 
in chief, which were in the king's hand by his death and by reason of 
the nonage of Hugh Tyrell his brother and heir, rendering to 
the king so much a year as might be agreed between the treasurer 
and the said Robert ; and after on 3 June following, for 120 marks 
to be by him paid at the Michaelmas ensuing, the king committed 
to the same Robert the wardship of all lands of the said Hugh tenant 
in chief, which were in the king's hand after his death by reason of 
the nonage of his heir, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir, 
* ■ and the marriage of the heir, without rendering anything further to 

the king ; and later for that the said Robert long before granted and 
demised to William bishop of Winchester his estate in the wardship of 
the lands of John Tyrell, and gave up in chancery to be cancelled 
the king's letters patent thereof to him made, the king by letters patent 
granted that the said bishop should have the Avardship of the lands 
of the said John [with the issues thereof] taken since John's death 
until the lawful age of the said heir, and the marriage of the said Hugh, 
rendering at the exchequer 80L as well for the marriage as for the 
wardship ; and now on behalf of the said Ralph de Hastyng', cousin 
and heir of the said Robert, it is shewn the king that, though the lands 
of Hugh Tyrell contained in the letters patent made to Robert are the 
same as the lands of the said John aaIio was son and heir of the first 
named Hugh, the said letters patent were obtained in error and 
w ithout the knowledge of Robert, and no other lands of Hugh and 



;{0 KDWAIM) 111. 149 



13()5. Membrane 10 — cont. 

John caino to Robert's liaiids of the king's grant, the treasurer and 
barons are unlawfully distraining the said Ralph in the lands of the 
said Robert for payment as well of the 120 marks aforesaid as of the 
(jueen's gold, whereupon he has prayed for remedy. Proviso 
that answer be nuide to the king for the said SOZ. for wardship of the 
said John's lands and for the marriage of his heir, and for the queen' .s 
iiold. 



o^ 



Nov. G. 'To William de Otteford esoheator in Bedfordshire, Bukinghamshire, 

Wosbiniiistor. Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. Older in the name of the 
king's lordship to take a simple seisin within the gates of Thorney 
abbey, now- void by the death of brother William de Haddon the 
last abbot, and not to meddle with the said abbey, its eells, manors, 
lands, goods, chattels or possessions, taking or carrying a\\ay nought, 
but suffering the prior and convent freely to dispose thereof as they 
shall see best, according to the king's letters patent of 27 May in the 
22nd year of his reign, granting to the last abbot and to the prior and 
convent of Thorney that at every vacancy of the abbey by death, 
cession, resignation of the abbot or otlier\\ise the prior and convent 
and their successors should have the keeping of the abbey and the 
temporalities thereof, with all goods and property thereto belonging, 
as fully as any abbot ever had, or as the king ought to have if he kept 
the same in his hand, saving to the king the luaights' fees and advowsons 
of churches during a vacancy, rendering at the exchequer for every 
vacancy if it should last four months 40^., and if longer pro rata, so 
that no sheriff, esclieator, bailiff or minister of the king should by 
reason of such vacancy meddle with the keeping of the abbey, or of the 
cells, manors, granges, property or goods thereto belonging, except that 
in the beginning of every vacancy the esclieator or other minister of the 
king should take a simple seisin in form aforesaid, and immediately 
depart without taking or carrying aught away with him, so that he 
should not there abide longer than one day nor leave any substitute 
in his room. Proviso that, unless other command be given in the mean 
time, the keeping of any lands acquired by the said abbot and convent 
since the date above mentioned shall during this vacancy remain in 
the king's hand. 

The like to the following : 

Richard de Wydevylle esclieator in Norhamptonshiro and 
Roteland. 

John de Tye escheator in Middlesex. 

John de Wyndesore esclieator in Warwickshire. 

Walter de Kelby esclieator in Lincolnsliire. 

Membrane 9. 

Nov. 22. To the sheriflf of Northumberland. Order to survey the defects 
Westminster, in houses, walls, towers and turrets in the castle of Newcastle upon 
Tyne, and to cause the same to be repaired by view and testimony 
of Robert de Thyngden chaplain of the king's chapel therein, taking 
carpenters, masons and other craftsmen and labourers as many as 
need be, Avitliin liberties and without, and putting them upon the 
works there at the king's ^ages ; as the king has learned that such 
defects are many, and the need of nepair great. By C. 

[Fosdera.] ^, 



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1365. Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
petition of Henry del Strother sheriff of Northumberland, to view the 
king's two writs under the great seal to the said sheriff addressed, 
commanding him to cause John Heroun knight and Thomas Rydell, 
lately for particular causes arrested and imprisoned in the castle of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, to be taken to Knaresburgh castle and delivered 
to the constable thereof, and the indenture made between the said 
sheriff and constable, and to allow the said sheriff in his account such 
reasonable sum as by his oath they shall be assured that he has laid 
out in bringing the said John and Thomas thither, taking of him the 
writs and indenture aforesaid ; as his petition shews that the said 
sheriff caused them so to be brought and delivered to the constable, 
praying allowance of his costs so incurred. 

Membrane 8. 

Nov. 4. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 

Westminster, and to the treasurer and the chamberlains in Ireland. Order to cause 
the offices of the escheatorship and the keeping of measures in Ireland, 
seized into the king's hand by virtue of his late command, to be de- 
livered to Richard de Stuiy to whom the king by letters patent 
committed the same, or to his attorney, suffering the said Richard 
to hold those offices, exercising them by himself or his attorney, and 
taking the issues and profits according to the king's letters patent, 
ordinances or commands whatsoever to the contrary notwithstanding, 
restoring to the said Richard without delay anything by them levied 
or taken of the said offices, although the king lately commanded them 
to seize into the king's hand all lands, rents and offices of those abiding 
out of Ireland and not there residing, so that the issues and profits 
thereof arising should be reserved for the expenses of furthering the 
king's wars in Ireland for the safety and defence thereof ; as the king 
would shew special favour to the said Richard, who is abiding con- 
tinually in his service. By K. 

To the treasurer and the chamberlains of the exchequer of Ireland. 
Order, upon the petition of the king's clerk John de Troye, treasurer 
of Ireland, to account with him concerning his fee for that office, the 
wages of three men at arms and six archers in his retinue, and their 
reward, and to cause what they shall find due to him since 24 October 
in the 38th year of the reign to be paid, or due assignment and satis- 
faction to be given him ; as lately learning that the court (placea) 
of the said exchequer was held at Catherlagh, which is almost on the 
frontier of the rebel Irish where was no safe access for the king's 
lieges of Ireland, \^'hereby the treasurer had oftimes to remove to divers 
parts of Ireland to levy the king's debts, and to join the company 
of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland 
in his progresses, on the date above mentioned the king by letters 
patent granted the said John, whom on 5 September th^n last he 
appointed treasurer in Ireland, that he should retain in his 
company at the king's wages the men at arms and archers 
aforesaid for the protection of his person during the time that 
he should stand in that office, if the war in Ireland should last 
so long ; and now the said John has prayed the king for payment 
of the fee, wages and regard aforesaid from the date of the said letters 
.V patent, having regard to the loss he has suffered in the king's service. 



39 EDWARD III. 151 



13()5. Membrane S — cont. 

im al'tiT r(H-(M[)t of tlio said letters patent, while crossing the sea from 
England to Ireland, he lost at sea by a storm horses to the value of 
100 marks, cloth, funing, cotters and all else that he then had to no 
small value ; and the king is fully informed by Robert de Assheton 
chancellor of Ireland that the said John suffered tliafc damage while 
crossing the sea. By K. 

Dec. 17. To J. archbishop of York. Whereas lately the archbisliop his pre- 
[Kinj^sJ decessor by command of the late king in the 12th year of his reign, 
»»ig uy- fui- gi-eat and pressing causes which were then and yet are threaten- 
ing, with assent of the suffragans, chapters and clergy of his province, 
for the advantage, peace and relief of the king's subjects toward those 
parts, appointed and laid a new taxation upon tlie benefices of the pro- 
vince, especially within the dioceses of Duiham andKarlisleandin the 
archdeaconries [of Richemundj and Cliveland of the diocese of York, 
whereby the tenths and subsidies granted to the king by the popes 
and by the clergy of the province and laid upon the said clergy by the 
popes in time past were demanded, collected and levied and the king 
and popes were contented, and likewise in payments of first fruits 
reserved to the pope's chamber was the said new taxation accepted 
and approved in the coui't of Rome without contradiction, never- 
theless William de Dalton clerk, not considering the prejudice that 
might happen to all the clergy by the approval of the ancient taxa- 
tion and the annulment of the new one, has sued until he has obtained 
two definitive sentences touching the ancient taxation, which exceeds 
the new taxation by a great deal, notwithstanding that in all causes 
ventilated in like manner in the court of Rome in times past, from 
the imposition of the new taxation until the present controversy, 
sentences have been adjudged in favour of the new and against the 
ancient taxation, to save harmless the clergy towards the said parties, 
who would be unbearably charged if the ancient taxation were 
running and the new taxation used for 40 years and more Avere 
annulled, and to resist the loss which might probably arise, especially 
by the excessive carrying of treasure out of the realm according 
to the ancient taxation, which would amount to twice as much as 
in past times ; order to assemble together before the archbishop 
as speedily as may be at a day and place to be by him appointed 
the abbots, priors, archdeacons, deans, rectors, vicars and other 
beneficed clerks of the archdeaconries of Richemund and Cliveland 
whom the business may concern and whose presence is needful 
in the case, to cause the premises to be laid before them oii 
behalf of the king and the archbishop, charging them by mature 
deliberation to inform themselves concerning the prejudice that 
may happen by annulment of the new taxation, and what remedy is 
to be applied, and warning two or three fit persons of those arch- 
deaconries having full powers from the clergy to draw toward the king 
and council at Westminster so as to be there in the quinzaine of St. 
Hilary next, to report the advice and deliberation of the said archbishop 
and clergy touching the premises and that which hangs thereupon, 
and to inform the king and council concerning the whole business, 
so that information had by deliberation of the learned of the council 
the king may order what shall seem best for the advantage and peace 
of his subjects agairist iliese subtle inventions contrived to defeat 
the said new taxation. By p.s. [26807]. 

Et erat patens. 

[Foedera.'\ 



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1365. Membrane 8 — cont. 

To Th[omas] bishop of Diirham. Like order, mutatis mutandis. 
The Hke to Th[omas] bishop of Karlisle. 

{Foedera.'] 

Dec. 6. To the treasurer and the barons of tlie exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster. Guy de Boys late sheriff of Essex and Hertford to be discharged at 

the exchequer of 40L of the arrears of his account for the time that 

he was sheriff, so that he answer for the residue thereof ; as the king 

of his favour has pardoned him that sum. By K. 

Membrane 7. 

Nov. 23. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause 20 marks for 
Westminster, the last year's maintenance of Joan who was \\ ife of Thomas de Heton, 
imprisoned in the Tower of London for particular causes, to be levied 
of her lands and chattels and delivered to Thomas de la Vaclie, lieuten- 
ant of Richard de la Vache keeper of the said Tower, taking his 
acquittance. By K. 

Nov. 24. To John de Norffolk the king's searcher in the town of Calais. Order 
Westminster, to dearrest and deliver to Peter Pro van and William le Venoure of 
London certain wool of theirs by him taken into the king's hand ; 
as the king ordered the said searcher to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore the same was by him taken, and he certified that he arrested 
it as forfeit for that it seemed to him to weigh more than in the letters 
of cocket, whereof he sent a copy with his certificate ; and after viewing 
the copy of the said letters, made at Kaermerdyn in Wales under the 
seal of Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, it seems to the council 
that the wool is of Wales, the forfeiture whereof would not pertain 
to the king, if any forfeiture ought to be made. 

Nov. 25. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to cause 
Westminster. John de Herle and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Robert 
Wyard and cousin and heir of John Wyard tenants in chief, to have 
seisin of the lands of the said Robert and John Wyard taken into 
the king's hand by their death ; as the said Elizabeth has proved her 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken the fealty of John 
her husband for the said lands. 

To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Like order, as the 
said Elizabeth has proved her age before Leo de Perton. 

Nov. 12. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, to remove [the king's hand], and not to meddle further with a messuage, 
two thirds of 40 acres of land, 3 roods of meadow in Irtlyngburgh, a 
messuage, two thirds of 80 acres of land, and 3 acres of meadow in 
Raundes, delivering to Joan late the wife of William son of William 
le Botiller of Hardemede any issues thereof taken since her husband's 
death ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore the lands of the said William the son and Joan in 
Irtlyngbourgh and Raundes were by him taken into the king's 
hand, and he returned that he so took the premises for that 
it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that 
the said William Mas taken and indicted for divers felonies 
before Henry Grene then chief justice at Westminster one 



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1305, Metubrane 7 — cont. 

luonlh aitt-r Easier in tho 37th year of the reij^ii, and was 
as a clerk convict delivered to the abbot of Westminster the 
ordinary, and that the premises are held of others than the king ; and 
by eertitieate of the said abbot, sent into ehaiieery at tlie king's com- 
mand, it is found that the said William, who was to him delivered as 
aforesaid according to the benefit of clergy, on 12 May in the 3Sth 
year died a natural death in the abbot's prison of Westminster. 

Membrane 6. 

July 16. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Westminster. Order, upon the petition of Lawrence do Spense and other merchants 
of Scotland, if assured that the facts stated in their petition are true, 
to suffer the said merchants to take their wool laded in two 
ships called la Stint John of Lesclusc, John White mastcir, 
and la James of Lenne, Thomas Hervy master, and the residue 
of their goods salved, in the said ships or other ships from 
the said port to Flanders without payment of custom and subsidy ; 
as the said petition shews that they laded a ship at the toA\n 
of St. John Pert in Scotland with wool, hides, woolfells and 
other merchandise of the growth of Scotland to take them to Flanders, 
and there customed the same, that the said ship in its voyage thither 
at sea was by a storm wrecked at Whitbernes within the bounds of the 
said port, that the merchants and seamen escaped alive to land, that 
some of those goods are cast ashore and salved, and that 10 sacks and 
20 cloves of wool thereof in the hand of Ellis Tirwdiit attorney of 
the petitioners are laded in la Seint Johan, and 15 sacks and 2 cloves of 
wool in la James, and the residue so salved remains yet in the keeping 
of the said Ellis. Proviso that wool, hides, woolfells or other 
merchandise of the growth of England shall not by colour of this 
command be taken over to foreign parts in the said ships. By C. 

Oct. 26. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
Westminster, and the collectors of customs in the port thereof. Order, upon the 
petition of William bishop of St. Andrews and other envoys of Scotland 
who have now for particular causes come to the king, to dearrest a ship 
laded with goods of merchants of Scotland by them arrested and the 
goods therein, suffering the master and seamen thereof freely 
to pass therewith whither they will without payment of custom 
if, as the petitioners allege, the said ship touched at that port for fear of 
a storm, and none of the goods have been there unladed or exposed 
for sale ; as the petition shews that the mayor, bailiffs and collectors 
are demanding 35. a pound of the said goods, and are unlawfully 
detaining ship and goods under arrest until the money is paid. 

The hke, mutatis mutandis, to the mayor and bailiffs of Berewic 
upon Twede. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

their demand made by exchequer summons upon the prior of Burstall, 

an alien of the power of France, for arrears of the farm of his lands, 
or for the apport which he was bound to make to his superior house 
in France, for the time the said lands were in the hand of the late 
king or of the now king by reason of the war between the late 
king and the then king of France, discharging him thereof ; as on 
4 February in the first year of his reign the king rendered 



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to all the alien religious of the poAver of France all their lands, fees, 
advo-vvsons, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand for the 
cause aforesaid and to them committed for set farms, pardoning them 
the arrears of such farms. 



Nov. 25.^ 

Westminster. 



To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, 
Salop and Staffordshire and in the march of Wales adjoining. Order, 
if the advowson of the abbey of St. Augustine Bristol, now void it is 
said, pertains to the castle, town and barton of Bristol, to remove the 
king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands to the said 
abbey pertaining, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
by letters patent has granted to Queen Philippa in doA\'er or otherwise 
for life the said castle and town with the barton there together with 
the knights' fees, advowsons of abbeys, priories, churches and chapels 
etc. thereto pertaining. 



Nov. 2. 



To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Older to 
Westminster, cause Thomas son and heir of John de Braunfeld, tenant by kuight 
service of the king as of the fees of Chokes \^hich are in his hand, to 
have seisin as well of the lands w Inch his said father held in his demesne 
as of fee as of those which Joan who was wife of his said father held 
in dower or otherwise for life of his heritage, and which by their death 
are taken into the king's hand ; as the said Thomas has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty for all the lands aforesaid. By p.s. [26772.] 

Nov. 25. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire etc. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands of the 
abbey of St. Augustine Bristol {as above). 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 15. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 
Westminster, the justiciary of Ireland, and the justices appointed to hold pleas in 
Ireland following the said lieutenant. Order to view a record and 
process which the king is sending them, to call before them with all 
speed the king's justices and Serjeants of Ireland and others of his 
council M'hom they shall see fit, and cause inquisition to be 
made of the truth touching the matters hereinafter recited, 
sending the inquisition so made to the chancery of England under 
the seal used in Ireland, and sending again tliis writ ; as lately, on the 
finding of an inquisition taken at the king's command by Nicholas 
de Bekenesfeld late escheator in Ireland and returned in the chancery of 
England, that John Mautravers the younger at his death held for life 
the manor of Rathgell co. Lymerik in chief by knight service of the 
demise of John Mautravers the elder with reversion to the said John 
the elder and to his heirs, at the suit of the said John the elder in 
chancery in the octaves of the Purification in the 37th year of the reign, 
alleging that the said manor is held of the countess Dessemund as 
of her manor of Inskisty and not in chief, the king sent the record and 
process of the business to be debated before the justices appointed to 
hold pleas followingthesaid justiciary, for that it was before him alleged 
as aforesaid that the same is held of the Idng, and was without the 
king's licence ahened by the said John the elder to the said John the 
younger for life, and in the mean time by letters patent committed 



39 EDWARD TIT. 155 



I 



13G5. Membrane 5 — cont. 

the keeping tlicreof to John the elder aooordiiig to the statute, so that 
he should answer at the exehequer of Dublin for the issues or the 
value thereof if it should be adjudged that the said manor or the keeping 
thereof ought to pertain to the king ; and now on belialf of John do 
Keynes knight and Joan his \\ ife one of the cousins and lieirs of John 
Mautravers the elder, John Darundell and Eleanor his wife the other 
cousin and heir, and Agnes who was wife and is executrix of the said 
John the elder, petition is made to the king to send the said record 
and ])rocess (given up to' the king in chancery under his seal by the 
said lieirs) to be debated in the court of Ireland before the lieutenant, 
justiciary and justices aforesaid, and meantime to stay the dis- 
traint made upon the said Agnes to render an account in the exchequer 
of England of the said issues or value for the time the manor was in the 
handof John the elder by the king's said commission, as John the elder 
died before he could come to Ireland for execution, and after his death 
the manor is taken into the Idng's hand and the said Agnes by 
exchequer summons is distrained as aforesaid. The king has com- 
manded the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of England 
to stay until Michaelmas next their distraint made by exchequer 
summons upon the said executrix to render account there. 

Nov. 24. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order not to meddle 
Westmiiistor. further with a messuage, one carucate of land and SOs. of rent in Little 
Sapy taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth who was wife 
of William Pychard, delivering to Walter son and heir of Hugh do 
Cokeseye any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Elizabeth at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but held the premises for life of others than the king, with remainder 
to the right heirs of the said Hugh, whose heir was then a minor in 
the king's wardship ; and on 10 July last the age of the said Walter 
was proved, the king took his homage and fealty, and commanded 
livery to be given him of his father's lands. 

Dec. 5. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order to cause 

Westminster. William son and heir of John de Ulveston tenant in chief to have 

seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by 

his death ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the 

king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26797.] 

Dec. 16. To all and singular the canons and chapter of York, and others 
Westminster, to whom etc. Wliereas lately, for urgent causes affecting the king 
and realm, the king by divers letters commanded his clerk Master 
John de Branketre treasurer and canon of the said church, notwith- 
standing his residence there begun and for some time continued, to 
repair to the king and council in London to do what sliould there 
from time to time be ordered, and thenceforward to abide upon ser>vice 
of the king and commonwealth so long as need be ; and wliereas the 
said clerk AAas continually on the said service from 15 October last, 
on which day he departed from the city of York for that cause as the 
king has learned, coming to London on the Monday after, and will 
so be until after this date he shall return to the church of York to resume 
and complete his residence ; and whereas it is contrary to reason that 
the said clerk should take hurt or loss by reason of the king's service, 



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1365. Membrane 5 — cont. 

which ought to bring him advantage and honour : and \\hereas the king 
and his forefathers ever had a special prerogative that all beneficed 
clerks of whatsoever estate even if of pontifical dignity being on the 
king's service should take the fruits, rents and proventions of every their 
benefices in whatsoever churches or places the same were as fully as if in 
residence, which prerogative the king has heretofore used and purposes to 
use in future so often as he shall need the ministry and service of such 
clerks : order, upon their allegiance, to reckon in the said clerk's great 
and first residence, which he began, all the time that he was absent from 
the church of Yorkupontheserviceof the king and commonwealth, and 
to allow him the same as if he had been in residence the whole time, takin g 
from him no advantage of residence by reason of such absence, or 
laying upon him no blame or hurt, but dealing graciously with him 
as they would escape the king's wrath, knowing assuredly that the 
king's purpose is in his right as king and patron of the said church 
to exercise his said prerogative in the person of the said clerk, the 
statutes and customs of their church to the contrary notwithstanding, 
whereto the king will not be subject, nor suffer his dignity and 
prerogative to be restrained. Dated Westminster palace, 16 December, 
under the great seal. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 

Nov. 20. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John Viel, who is dead. 

Nov. 4. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas de Lokton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 3. Order to the sheriff of Cantebrigge to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William Pertrich, who is dead. 

Nov. 12. Order to the sheriff of Norffolk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Tliomas son of John Rightwys of Bishops Lenne, who is 
dead. 

Nov. 14. Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Alexander de Bercheston, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

Dec. 18. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John Crouk, who is dead. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause 20 marks to be 

Westminster, levied for the maintenance of Joan ^ho was wiie of Thomas de Heton, 

imprisoned in the Tower, and to be delivered to Thomas de la Vache 

(as above, p. 152, where the date is Nov. 23). By C. 

Nov. 14. To John Knyvet and his felloes, justices ajDpointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order to stay altogether until further order the 
processes touching presentments or inquisitions begun before Henry de 
Grene and his fellows, late justices, concerning pui-prestures, enclosures, 
^^ orks {manuopera) and obstructions made by Lionel de Bradenham in the 
arms of the sea and waters hereinafter mentioned, concerning wliich 
a judgment -was given before Robert de Herle late the king's admiral ; 
as on the finding of divers inquisitions, taken before the said admiral, 



39 EDWAIU) III. 



157 



13G5. Membrane 5 — cont. 

tliat the said Lionel and otlicrs made divers purpresiures, stoppages 
and obstniolions by raising weirs, driving stakes, enclosures and oIIhm- 
works in the arms of tlie sea, waters and fle(>ts of the Swyn, 
Southgedeneye, Parrokliete and Skyblioke and in other waters flowing 
d(wn to tlie jiort of Colcestre, it was by due process lately decided 
before the said adniiial that all such stakes, enclosures, weirs and 
works should be drawn out and altogether removed, so that 
henceforA\ aid no man sliould make any in the said port, waters or 
arms of the sea against his own land or elsewhere further than he may 
depasture his cattle upon his own soil, as is found by the record and 
pi'ocess which the king has caused to come before him in chancery ; 
and now the king has learned that divers presentments and inquisitions 
touching the same were made before the said late justices, certain 
persons suing for the removal thereof, and the king's will is that the 
judgment given by the said admiral shall remain in force. 

Membrane 4. 

Dec. 3. To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Davon. Order to cause William 

Westminster, de Astliorp and Margaret his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of 
Oliver de Dynham tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of her 
said father which came to the king's hands by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of his heirs and are so in his hand ; as the said Margaret 
has proved her age before the escheator, and it is found by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Ellen and Elizabeth the other 
daughters and heirs of the said Oliver while ^^'ithin age and in the 
king's wardship have taken the habit of religion, namely Ellen in the 
priory of the nuns of Buklond and Elizabeth in the priory of the nuns 
of Watton, and that the said Margaret their sister is their next heir 
and of full age, and the king has taken the fealty of the said William 
for the lands of the said Oliver. 



To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Like order 
said Margaret has proved her age before Thomas Cheyne. 



as the 



Nov. 29. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 
Westminstor. meddle further with the manor of Stoke Archer taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Barkeleye of Cubberleye knight, 
delivering to Joan late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other 
in demesne nor in service, but held the said manor of the heritage of 
the said Joan in chief by the service of finding one archer to the king's 
war within the four seas of England. 

Dec. 18. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition 
Westminster, of the master of the hospital of St. Giles ^\•ithout London, ^\■hich is of 
the king's patronage founded by the alms of his forefathers kings of 
England it is said, to be aiding the said master as often as need be, 
and whenever by him required, by distraints and other lawful me-ans, 
where he himself is not sufficient for levying all the rents which he 
may reasonably shew to be due to the saicl hospital, so that he may do 
alms and other works of piety there as he is bound to do ; as his 
petition shews that rents are due to the said hospital in the city of 



158 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 4 — cont. 

Liondon, and that he is not sufficient for levying the same noi', unless 
they be paid, for doing the alms and Avorks of piety -which he is bound 
to do for the king's health and for the souls of hi? forefathers. By C. 

Et erat patens. 

1366. 

Jan. L5. To the mayor and bailiffs of Dertmuth. Order to cause all wines 
Westminster, of Osye, Algarbe or of Spain by them inconsiderately arrested to be 
dearrestod, suffering certain burgesses of the said town trafficking with 
wines therein who brought them thither freely to make their advantage 
thereof, and all merchants and others to bring into the realm wines of 
Spain, Gascony and all other that are not sweet wines, and make 
their advantage of them as heretofore used to be done, so that they 
pay the customs due ; as lately for particular causes the king ordered 
the mayor and bailiffs to cause all cellars or houses -vA'herein sweet 
wines and no others are stored for sale to be closed and kept closed, 
and if s\^ eet wines were stored \Aith other wines in any house to cause 
them to be put asunder, the sweet wines or else the others being taken 
out therefrom, and the cellars or hoiises in which the former are stored 
closed, so that the sweet wines should in no wise be sold nor taken 
thence until further order ; and now on behalf of the said burgesses it 
is shewn the king that the mayor and bailiffs, scheming to grieve them, 
have by colour of that command arrested the wines aforesaid which 
they brought thitlier for the use of the town, and are keeping them 
under arrest as if they were sweet wines though they are not ; and it is 
not the king's intent that such wines should be called or reputed sweet 
Avines. By C. 

[Focdera.] 

Membrane 2* 

Jan. 20. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to assign to 
Westminster. Constance who was wife of Walter de Ribbesford, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March tenant in chief 
a minor in the king's wardship, her dower of the lands of her said 
husband which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the 
nonage of his heir, sending the assignment under his seal to be enrolled 
in chancery. 

To the same. Order to keep the manor of Ribbesford in the king's 
hand until further order, and not to meddle further with one messuage, 
seven cottages, one dovecot, one carucate and one virgate of land, 3 acres 
of meadow, 3 acres of pasture, a small wood and 56.9. of rent at la Rook 
taken into the king's hand by the death of ^^'^alter de Ribbesford 
knight, delivering up any issues of these last taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Walter 
at his death held no lands in that coxmty in cliief, but held the said 
manor in his demesne as of fee by knight service of the heir of 
Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March tenant in chief, a minor in the 
king's wardship, and the premises at la Rook of Thomas Loweches by 
socage, namely by the service of rendering \d. or one pair of gloves a 
year at Michaelmas for all service, and that Walter son of the said 
Walter is his next heir, and of the age oE two years and a half. 

* Membrane 3 is blank. 



39 EDWARD III. 159 



1366^ Membrane 1. 

Jan. 20. To Reynold do Sholdliani the king's searohor in the port of London. 
Wostiuinstor. Order to dearrost one tun of nieichandise and a ship of Fabian Kym 
a native seaman, causing the said tun to be lestored to Kustace de 
Bergh niercliant of Rrugcs in Fhinders, and tlie ship to the said master 
to make his advantage tliereof ; as the king lately ordered the searcher 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore lie ariestcd one pipe of the 
said niercliant with divers merchandise, and he signified that on 
24 October last among divers merchandise customed and landed in 
the said port he found the said tun unladed from the said ship and not 
customed, and arrested the same and the ship as forfeit to the king ; 
and by examination made before the council in the searcher's presence it 
is found that the said tun was in ignorance drawn forth and put ashore 
by seamen of the said ship without the knowledge, command and 
will of the merchant to whom it belongs and of the shipmaster. 

Jan. 12. To the constable of Rokyngham castle or to his lieutenant. Order, 

Westminster, under pain of forfeiture of ],000L, to receive by indenture of Richard 

de Imworth and Robert de Appelby the king's Serjeants at arms or 

one of them Adam Robelyn clerk, \^'hom they or one of them shall 

deliver to the said constable at the king's command, and to keep him 

in safe custodjc in the prison of the said castle until further order, 

so that no man without the king's special command shall hold converse 

with him except the said constable or lieutenant and their sworn 

ministers. By K. on the information of John de la Lee steward of 

the king's household. 

The like to the constable of Tykhull castle, to receive Hugh Carles 

clerk. By K., as above. 

The like to the constable of Knaresburgh castle, to receive Robert 

de Grymeston clerk. By K., as above. 

To Richard de la Vaclie keeper of the Tower of London, or to his 
lieutenant. Order to deliver by indenture to Richard de Imworth 
and Robert de Appelby the king's Serjeants at arms, to whom command 
has been given to receive them and take them whither the king has 
ordered, Adam Robelyn, Robert de Grymeston and Hugh Carles 
clerks, imprisoned in the said Tower at the king's command. 

By K., as above. 

1365. Membrane 37d. 

Writing of Robert Upton of Eylesford, granting to Robert Botiller, 
Thomas Saundres clerk and John Baker chaplain, their heirs and 
assigns, a rent of 20.s\ to be taken yearly of a messuage in the parish 
of St. Margaret in Suthwerk and all the lands which the grantor had 
in Surrey, by him lately given to Richard Baylay, his heirs and assigns, 
subject to the said rent payable yearly at Christmas, with power to 
distrain for arrears. Dated Suthwerk, Sunday after the Conversion 
of St. Paul 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster 
28 January. 

Indenture witnessing that Robert de Upton of Eylisford has granted 
to Robert Botiller, Thomas Saundres clerk and John Bakere chaplain, 
their heirs and assigns, during the life of Godelef his wife, a yearly rent 



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Membrane Zld — cont. 



of L3,s. 4t?. of all his lands in the town of Eylisford co. Kent to be taken 
at Midsummer, upon condition that if after his death the said Godelef 
shall sue writ of dower against the tenants thereof concerning a 
messuage in the parish of St. Margaret in' Southwerk which Richard 
Bayley lately had of her husband's gift, or 20<s. of rent to him re- 
served of the said house and of his other lands in Surrey, and shall 
thereto appear in any court of record, they the said Robert, Thomas 
and John shall have the said rent of 135. 4rf. during her life, with 
poA\ er to distrain for arrears, and so long as she shall not sue for dower 
payment of the said rent of 135. 4cZ. shall cease. Dated Southwerk, 
27"^ January 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Robert de Upton and Robert 
Botiller, 28 January. 

Writing of Edward Durdent, of full age and sound memory and out 
of prison, being a quitclaim with warranty to William de Naffreton 
and Margaret his wife, their heirs and assigns, of three messuages with 
crofts adjoining, 160 acres of land, 30 acies of meadow, 100 acres of 
pasture, 40 acres of wood at le Southland, 4 acres of meadow in le 
Wetmede, and common of pasture in le Southmede as the said 
Margaret held the same, with all appurtenances in Denham and 
common of pasture in Everheth, all which the said William and 
Margaret hold in the said towns. Dated Little Trinity Lane London, 
Wednesday after All Saints 38 Edward III. Witnesses : Adam de 
Bury, William do Bury, Henry Coue, John Brian. 

Memorandum of ackno^^]edgment, 28 January this year. 

Jan. 29, Robert Jasper of Asshe to Adam de Akum parson of Asshe in the 
Westminster, diocese of Rochester. Recognisance for 40L, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Jan, 29. William de la Sauserye of Kyngcston upon Thames to Hugh del 
Westminster. Redhogli and Thomas de Hexham. Recognisance for lOZ., to be 
levied etc. in Surrey, 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas. 

Writing of Robert de Bayouse knight, giving to John de Neuport, 
his heirs and assigns, for a sum of money in hand paid, a yearly rent 
of 40 marks to be taken of his manor of Arkesden co. Essex at Easter 
and Michaelmas by even portions, with poAver to distrain for arrears, 
binding his heirs and executors for payment, and he has delivered 
25. in part payment for the first term in name of seisin ; also granting 
and selling to the said John all his goods and chattels alive and dead, 
as well cattle and corn growing upon his lands as his other goods in 
Essex and Huntingdonshire Avhich he had at this date. Dated 
24 January 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of ackno\Aledgment, 1 February this year. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order, for particular causes, not to suffer any wool, woolfells or hides 
to be laded in that port or taken over thence from this date until 
further order. By K, & C. 

\ Fad era.} 

The like to the collectors in the port of London, and in eight other 
ports. 

[Ibid.-] 



Jan, 31, 

Westminster. 



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Writing of Gilbert de Shotcsbroke, giving to Johnattc Wodo and Lucy 
bis \\ ifc for tboir lives 25 marks of yearly rent to be taken of all tbc lands 
sometime of Jolin de Saneto Pliilberto in Ksthanneye at tbe Annun- 
ciation and Micliaelmas by even portions, with power to distrain for 
arrears. Witnesses : Roger de Cotesford, Roger de Elinrugge, John 
de Trillowe knights, Robert Trisilian, Thomas Catewey. Dated 
Westminster, 7 February 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 February. 

Writing of John Hullo the elder of Kislyngbury co. Norhampton, 
cousin and heir of Richard de Kislyngbury, being a confirmation of 
the estate of William de Bury citizen and draper of London, his heirs and 
assigns, in all the lands late of the said Richard and Alice his wife 
(now wife of the said William) and of the heirs of the said Richard in 
PenteloA^e and elsewhere in Essex, which the said William and Alice 
now hold for her life with reversion to the said John, and a quitclaim 
thereof with warranty to the said William, his heirs and assigns. 
Witnesses : Adam de Bury, John de Bures, James Andreu, William 
Essex, Thomas Atherby, John Sely. Dated London, Thursday the 
feast of St. James the Apostle 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 February this year. 

Membrane 36c?. 

Charter of William son of Thomas Bisshop of Mukelton co. Gloucester, 
of full age etc., giving with warranty to Richard Bartelot of Welneford, 
Sir John Ryfeld chaplain, John Todyngton chaplain, William 
Robardes of Cantilupe, Nicholas Saucer, Nicholas Lacy of Stretford 
upon Avon and Matthew de Caus, their heirs and assigns, all his lands 
in Mukelton ■\^hich fell to him by hereditary right after the decease 
of John Bisshop. Witnesses : Walter Tibeteu of Mukelton, John 
atte Chambre of Merschton, Robert Jurdan of Longemerschton, 
Walter Wreohull of Stretforde upon Avon, John Chaucombe. Dated 
Stretforde, Thursday after Palm Sunday 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 January this year. 



Jan. 27. Thomas de Edynton to Richard Hidon. Recognisance for 100?., 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Jan. 27. Thomas de Aldoun knight to William de Bokebrugge clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 100 marks payable by instalments, to be levied etc. in Kent. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 



Jan. 28. William de Walton to John de la Pole. 
Westminster, to be levied etc. in Lancashire. 



Recognisance for 20 marks, 



Charter of John de Clyneton of Maxstoke knight, cousin and heir 
of William de Clynton earl of Huntingdon, inspecting and confirming 
with warranty his former charter to Sir Robert prior of Maxstoke 
and the convent [text follows]. Witnesses : John Pecche, John de 
Bracebrugge, John de Sutton knights, William W^aldeyeve, Thomas 
de Ruyton, Richard de Burbach, William de Filongleye. Dated 
Maxstoke castle, Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul 38 Edward III. 

By the charter recited the said John, styled John son and heir of 

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1365. Membrane 36ri — cont. 

Sir John de Clynton knight {miles) of full age, granted with warranty 
to the said prior and convent and to their successors the site of the 
manor of Maxstoke within the moat and without, all the 
park thereof as enclosed with all the islands adjoining between 
the park and the river Blythe, all the fishery of the said river 
at all times of the year from Pakynton to the upper bays 
of the water mill of Maxstoke by a piece of ground called le 
Quegge, all the fields with the hedges and ditches in the said 
manor called Chicchefeld, Peseforlong, Dedeshalefeld and Spelleslonde, 
all the piece of land called Anketeleswell with the watercourse there- 
from to the site of the manor, the piece of land called Shepecoteyerd 
as enclosed with hedges and ditches, the pieces of wood called 
Birchenemor and le Oldefeld by le Birchenemor with the hedges and 
' ditches enclosing them, all his lordship as in ways, wastes, paths and 

in all other places in the said manor which the said prior and convent 
previously had of his gift and feoffment, the messuages and all the 
lands held by Robert Powke, Henry le Prowde and Thomas Powke 
sometime his neifs, with the bodies of the said neifs and all that goes 
with them, the moiety of one virgate of land sometime held for life 
by Master Richard the cook, the messuage sometime held at will by 
John le Co^A'herd in the said manor, and the homages and services 
of Simon Moryn, Robert Hare, Henry le Walker, Nicholas Bertram, 
John le Walker, Alice le Walker, Richard le Walker, Amice who was wife 
of John Falk, Henry Herdenehcd, Thomas Anketell, Gregory atte Hay- 
teleye, Philip Isabell, John Walrand, John Griffyn and Alice his wife, 
Maud who was wife of John de Boreyate, Walter de Collesleye, Robert 
Hood, Emma who was wife of Nicholas de Lindryche, Alice who was wife 
of John the smith [fdbri) and Richard atte Slade for the lands of him 
held in the said manor, which messuages, lands, rents and services 
the said prior and convent previously had of his gift and feoffment 
in exchange for the manor of Shustoke, as fully as they had that of the 
gift and feoffment of William de Clynton earl of Huntyngdon, except 
one piece of land called Becchescroft, another called Berneyerd, one 
acre of land called Lydeyateforlong below the high road, one acre in 
le Middelhallefeld called Wascheforlong, one acre called Marledeforlong, 
one acre called Banebuttes, \2d. of rent therein issuing of divers pieces 
of land sometime held by Gundreda de Brewode, and the advowson of 
a chantry in Bentleye chapel in the said manor [of Shustoke], to hold 
in almoin according to the form of a charter between the parties made. 
Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk, William 
de Clynton earl of Huntyngdon, Sir Baldwin de Fryvyle, Sir Ralph de 
Bracebrugge knights, John de Peyto the younger, John du Lee, John 
de Collesleye. Dated Maxstoke, Wednesday after the Annunciation 
21 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 January this year. 

Jan. 30. John Sapy knight to Lambert de Weston knight. Recognisance 
Wostminster. for 80/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Worcestershire. 

Feb. 3. Ralph Hikkebrid of Craunford to Robert de Blatherwyk. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

Membrane ^M. 

Writing of Martin de Fisshacre, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Wilham Gary, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, rents and services in 



39 EDWARD TTT. 



103 



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1305. Membrane, 35ci — cont. 

Bogheweye, Hoo, Crofte and Ennewylle and of the ferry between 
Dcitcmutli and Kyngiswere. Witnesses : Nicholas dc la Pomeray, 
William de Luscotc, John Speck, John dc Fcrers of Churcheston, 
Adam Cole. Dated Bogheweye, Tuesday before St. Thomas the Apostle 

38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 February this year. 

Writing of Eleanor daughter of Alice Pademere daughter of John 
Pndemere knight, being a quitclaim with \^'arranty to Richard son 
of Thomas Colepeper knight {militis), his heirs and assigns, of all the 
lands sometime of her said mother in the towns of Brencheslee and 
Peapingbery. Dated Brenchesle, Thursday after the Purification 

39 Edward III. Witnesses : John Colepeper, John Chitecroft, Wilham 
de Halden, John Wardeden, William Broke. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 February. 

Writing of William son and heir of Sir Simon de Swanlond knight, 
inspecting and confirming to Robert son and heir of Sir John dc 
Mountneye, his heirs and assigns, with power to disti'ain for arrears, 
a deed of the said Sir Simon made to Sir John de Mounteny knight 
and his heirs of a yearly rent of 20 marks [text follows]. W^itnesses : 
John de Braham knight, Lyonet de Bradenham, Clement de Bretenliam, 
Roger de Wolfreton, John Chilterne, William Berard. Dated London, 
3 February 39 Edward III. French. 

The deed above recited is a bond indented with warranty of Simon 
de Swanlond merchant of London to Sir John de Mounteney knight 
in 20 marks of yearly quit rent payable at the four usual terms by 
even portions, to be taken of all the lands and rents which the said Simon 
had of the gift and feoffment of the said Sir John in the town of 
Northmymmes co. Hertford, with power to distrain for arrears. 
Witnesses : John de Mounchensi knight, Roger de Louthe, Thomas 
Williot, John de Totenhale, Adam Miles, Thomas Derk. Dated 
Northmymmes, Friday the Nativity of St. John Baptist 1317, 
10 Edward [II]. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February. 



Feb. 17. Thomas de Maulay to John duke of Lancastre. Recognisance for 
Westminster. lOOL payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 21. Thomas atte More of Sussex to Nicholas de Kaerwent parson of 
Westminster. Crondale co. Suthampton. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. 
in Sussex. 



Feb. 8. John de la Hale knight to Thomas Tyrell knight. 

Westminster. lOOZ., to be levied etc. in Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Recognisance for 



Charter of Thomas Tyrell knight, giving with warranty to John 
de la Hale knight, his heirs and assigns, his manor of Penyton 
CO. Suthampton. Dated Westminster, Friday after the Purification 
39 Edward III. 



164 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13fif>* Membrane 35d — conf. 

Writing of Thomas Tyrell knight, being a letter of attorney to John 
Neyrnuyt, Thomas de Mordon and Simon Auntyoche to dehver to 
Sir John de la Hale knight seisin of the manor of Penyton according 
to the foregoing charter. Dated Westminster, Friday after the 
Purification 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 8 February. 

Memorandum of a mainprise by Richard la Zusche knight, William 

Strode and John de la Hay, appearing in person in chancery, for the 

abbot of St. Albans guardian of William son of John Aignel a minor, 
concerning which wardship is pending a plea in chancery between 
the king and the said abbot, that the abbot shall have the said heir 
in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next to do as shall then be 
appointed concerning him by counsel of the king, and that he shall not 
marry him in the mean time, but keep him well as is fitting. 

Note that the prior of Gisburn has a day to be in person in chancery 

• in the quinzaine of- Easter next to answer concerning matters which shall 

be laid against him on the king's behalf. 

Feb. 15. To Robert de Thorpe and John Knyvet justices of assize in Suffolk. 
Westminster. Order, if assured that the tenements put in view in an assize of novel 
disseisin concerning tenements in Kentewell before them arraigned 
by William Neve and Joan his wife against David de Strabolgi 
earl of Athole and others are parcel of the manor of Kentewellehalle, 
to behave circumspectly in the matter so that no hurt or prejudice 
to the king may arise ; as the king has learned that the said plaintiffs 
have put in view divers lands Mhich are parcel of the said manor, 
now for particular causes in the king's hand as appears by 
certificate of Roger de Wolfreton the escheator sent into chancery by 
the king's command, and that it would tend to the king's prejudice 
if they should proceed to that assize without advising him. 

Membrane ZAd. ' 

Writing of William de Wynterbourne, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Roger de Manyngford, his heirsandassigns, of all the lands, 
meadows, woods, feedings and pastures which the said Roger holds 
for life of the demise of Geoffi-ey de Bares and Margaret his wife in 
Hulselde and Halfhyde by fine levied in the king's court, the reversion 
whereof the said Geoffrey by his writing granted to the said William, 
his heirs and assigns, by virtue of which grant the said Roger in full 
county at Dorchestre on Monday in the octaves of St. Hilary 
38 Edward III attorned tenant to the said W^illiam. Witnesses : 
Nicholas Poyntz, John de la Hale knights, Thomas de Brudeport, John 
Brunyng, William Payn, John de Frompton, Walter Mortymer, John 
Michel, Thomas Bosse, William Brut, W-'illiam Spencer. Dated 
Dorchestre, Thursday after the octaves of St. Hilary aforesaid. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 February this year. 

Writing indented of John Sonjmghulle of Berkshire, demising with 
warranty to William le Venour citizen of London, liis heirs and assigns^ 



39 EDWARD 111. 105 



I 



1365. Membrane Md — cord. 

for his life and tlic life of Mabel his wife and for ten years from the 
death of the longest livei-, the manor of Styntesford and Frome 
Bonvyleston co. Dorset by him previously granted, by fine levied 
between the parties, to the said William for life at a yearly rent 
of 20 marks at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions to hold of 
the said John and his heirs rendering yearly one rose at Midsummer 
for all service and demand, discharging the manor of the former 
rent. Dated London, Thursday before the Purification 39 Edward III. 
Memorandmn of acknowledgment, 5 February. 

Writing of Thomas de Rookwode, brother of John de Rookwode, 
being a quitclaim to Richard de Everdon and Henry his son, William 
Cheddre, William Taillour of Burnham chaplain, and Walter de 
Tentebury, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Childe Okford 
and a mcdiety of the advo\\son of the church thereof, and of two 
messuages in Fitelford co. Dorset. Dated Monday the morrow of the 
Purification 39 Ed\A'ard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 February. 

Jan. 26. Walter de Wauncy appoints Nicholas de Spaigne clerk his attorney 
Westminster, to sue execution of a recognisance for 201. to him made by Hildebrand 
de London on 7 November in the 12th year of the reign, to receive 
the monej' and cause the recognisance to be cancelled. 

Memorandum that this appointment was received by John de Hilton 
* clerk, by writ of dedimus poiestatem which is on the files for this year. 

Feb. 8. Reynold Perot of Berkshire to Thomas Restewold of the same 

Westminster, county. Recognisance for 1001., to be levied in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Berkshire. 

Feb. 8. Thomas Restewold of Berkshire to Reynold Perot of the same 

Westminster, county. Recognisance for 1001., to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 

Feb. 8. John de Seint Clier knight to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 100/., to be levied etc. in Sussex. 

Writing of Thomas de la Mare, granting with warranty to William 
bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, the remainder of divers 
lands in Larkeby, Caldecote and elsewhere within the parish of 
Coleshull CO. Berks, now held of the said Thomas by Richard Bolle, 
Christina his wife and John their son by indenture for their lives 
at a yearly rent of 20,s. payable at Michaelmas and the Annunciation 
by even portions and a heriot after the death of the longest liver, 
with reversion to the said Thomas and his heirs. Witnesses : Warin 
de Insula, Amaury de Sancto Amando, Thomas de Besyles, Richard de 
Abberbury, William de Makkeneye, Henry de Bokesworth; Gilbert de 
Shotesbrok, John de Bockote, John Cleet, John de Eketon. Dated 
Coleshull CO. Berks, 6 February 39 Edward HI. 

Memoranditm oi acknowledgment, 11 February. 

Writing of Thomas de la Mare, granting with warranty to the rector 
and brethren of the house or monastery of St. Augustine Edyndon 
and to their successors the remainder of a messuage, one carucate 
of land and 20 acres of meadow in Fershesdon by Heighworth 



166 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS 



1365. Membra7ie 34(Z — cont. 

CO. Wyltes, now held of the said Thomas by John Goseye and Maud his 
wife by indenture for their Hves at a yearly rent of 6 marks payable 
at Michaelmas and the Annunciation by even portions and a heriot 
after the death of the longest liver, with reversion to the said Thomas 
and his heirs. Witnesses : Robert de la Mare knight, Thomas de 
; Hungurford, John de Lustushulle, William de Warghton, John Witside. 

Dated Heighworth, 6 February 39 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February. 

Writing of Thomas de Edyngdon, son and heir of Gilbert de Edyngdon, 
giving to Henry Molyns ^he younger, his heirs and assigns, a yearly 
rent of 10?. to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
of all the lands of the said Thomas, his moors, meado\^'S, feedings 
and pastures in Edyngdon by Gattecote co. Somerset only, with power 
to distrain for arrears in all his lands and tenements as well free 
as villein. Dated Southperton, Monday in Mid Lent 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of ackno\vledgment, 1 1 February this year. 

Membrane 33rf. 

Charter of Henry Strattone rector of Chakendene and John 
Mannyng of Newenham chaplain giving with warranty to Ralph 
[or Richard] Englis of Newenham Moryn and Richard his son, and 
to the heirs male of the body of Richard tlie son, their whole manor • 
of Opholcoumbe, with remainder for lack of such issue to Roger brother 
of the said Richard the son and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to 
the heirs of the body of the said Richard Englis, remainder for lack 
of an heir male of his body to the right heirs of the said Richard Englis. 
Witnesses : Sir John Grey, John de Stonore, Philip de Engulfeld, 
Hugh de Berwyck, Gilbert Wace knights, Jolm de Aluetone, John 
Loveday, Thomas Barntyn, John James, Hugh Wolf, Reynold Mariot. 
Dated Opholcoumbe, Thursdaj^ after the Translation of St. Thomas 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Mannyng, 21 February 
this year. 

Charter of John Mannyng clerk, giving to John Harewedon 
(Harwedon) and John Rud, their heirs and assigns, all his messuages, 
lands, meadows, woods, rents and services of all his tenants as well 
free as villein which he had of the gift and feoffment of John Burel 
in the towns of Stoke Bassett, Ippesdene and Mongewell. Witnesses : 
Hugh de Berewyk, Gilbert Wace knights, Thomas Barntyn, Ralph 
Restwald, John James, Nicholas Paiable, Walter atte Garstone, 
John Roudene. Dated Stokebasset, Sunday after St, Valentine 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandttm of acknowledgment, 21 February. 

Feb. 8. To John de Moubray and his fellows, justices of assize in Cornwall. 

Westminster. Order, upon the petition of John son of Thomas de Enys, if proceedings 
have taken place before them as hereinafter mentioned, to proceed 
to the rendering of judgment upon the verdict of an assize of novel 
disseisin by the said John son of Thomas arraigned against 
Thomas Goldsmyth of Bodmin concerning tenements in Banathlek 
by Bretheby,* doing justice to the parties, notwithstanding 

* In the petition Brethey. 



IJO KDWAKI) III. 1()7 

1305. Membrane 33d — cord. 

tlie alU'gation that i]w king's debtor was seised of the jjrcniises, 
and notw ithstandinu; the king's command to them addressed not 
to proceed so to do witJiout advising him ; as tlie said John 
son of Thomas has sliewn the king tliat the said justices deferred 
to })roceed to take the said assize for that it was alleged that Michael 
W'astel, uho in his life time was bound to the king in 4,01., was seised 
of the premises in his demesne as of fee, and the same were taken 
into the king's hand, and that tliough after they took the assize by 
virtue of a command to them addressed, obtained at the suit of the 
said John, directing them so to do the said allegation notwithstanding, 
and it is found b}' the verdict thereof that the said defendant unlaw- 
fully disseised the said John of the premises, nevertheless the said 
, justices have not been careful to proceed to render judgment, whei'efore 

i he lias prayed for remedy. By pet. of pari. [Ancient Fetitionfi, 1029G.] 

i May 14. To the abbot and convent of St. Benet Holme. Order to grant 

J Windsor. to Robert de Caldewell the king's clerk such pension as may befit 

I the giver and sliould bind the receiver to them, causing him to have 

letters patent thereof under the seal of their house, and w riting again 
by the bearer Avhat they think lit to do at this request ; as the said 
abbot by reason of his new creation is bound in such pension to one 
of tlie king's clerks, to be by the king nominated, until provision shall by 
the abbot be made him of a competent benefice ; and the king has 

» nominated the said Robert, whose advancement he has at heart. 

By p.s. [26649*.] 

May 1. The like to the prior and convent of Plympton on behalf of Thomas 

Westminster, de Swaby, by reason of the said prior's new creation. 

By p.s. [26632.] 

Membrane S2d. 

Feb. 11. John abbot of Whalleye, for himself and the convent, to John de 
Westminster. Stafford parson of Leek. Recognisance for 800/., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Lancashire. 

April 12. To the prior and convent of St. German in Cornwall. Request 
Windsor, to admit to the house John Gardyner of Westminster, whom the 
king is sending to them by reason of his good service, granting him such 
maintenance therein as Thomas Wyger deceased had at the king's 
request, making him letters patent under their common seal witli 
mention of what he shall take, and writing again by the bearer what 
they shall think fit to do at this request. ' By p.s. [26588.] 

Feb. 12. Agnes Simond and John Siniond to Richard de Norwych of Orpynton. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Kent. 

Writing of Edward de Sancto Johanne knight the elder, surrendering 
to Queen Philippa the baili^^■ick of keeper of the manor of Maresfeld 
which is of the honour of Laigle together A\-ith the park and the town 
of Grenestede, and the keeping of the chace of Asshedoune co. Sussex, 
which he had of the said queen's grant and demise. Dated Westminster, 
31 January 39 Edward III. 

Mnnorandiim of acknoAvledgment, 12 February. 

* The warrant dated May 20. 



168 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane Z2d — cont. 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, being a letter of attorney to 
John de Neuport, Thomas Yonge and John de Berden to receive 
seisin of the lands which Robert Pykot and Bartholomew Deuxmars 
held jointly or severally in Horndon on 28 October last, according to 
indentures of that date made at Colcestre between Sir Thomas 
Maundeville, John Fabel and the said Robert. Dated 30 January 
39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February. 

Membrane ^\d. 

Feb. 27. To the sheriff of Wiltes. Order to cause Thomas West and Robert 

Westminster, de la Mare, knights of the shiro coming to the parliament summoned 

at Westminster at the octaves of St. Hilary last, to have of the commons 

of the county within liberties and without, cities and boroughs 

excepted, 14?. for their expenses for 35 days, namely either of them 

is. a day. By K. 

The following have the like writs : 

Bedfordshire : Robert Hotot and William de Russheby 13Z. 45. 

for 33 days. 
Bukinghamshire : Roger de Puttenham and Thomas de 

Mussynden 13/. 45. for 33 days. 
Norhamptonshire : Theobald Trussel and William de Quenton 

13/. 45. for 33 days. 
LejJ-cestershire : Ralph de Hastynges and Simon Pakeman 

14/. for 35 days. 
Warwickshire : Fulk de Bermyngeham and William de Catesby 

14/. for 35 days. 
Staffordshire : John de Perton and Wilham de Walshale 14/. 16s. 

for 37 days. 
Salop : Hugh de Mortuo Mari and Roger Cheyne 14/. I65. for 

37 days. 
W^orcestershire : Robert Bracy and Robert Russel 14/. for 

35 days. 
Herefordshire : John de Eynesford and Hugh de Monyton 
^ 14/. I65. for 37 days. 
Gloucestershire : John de Bromwych and John Sloghtre 14/. for 

35 days. 
Somerset : John de Sancto Laudo and Matthew de Clyvedon 

15/. 12s. for 39 days. 
Dorset : John de la Hale and Thomas de la Bere 14/. 16s. for 

37 days. 
Devon : John Dabernoun and William de Bryghtlee 17/. 4s. for 

43 days. 
Cornwall : Nicholas de Taraworth and Richard Cergeaux the 

younger 18/. for 45 days. 
The county of Suthampton : John de Foxle and Walter de 

Haywode 13/. 45. for 33 days. 
Surrey : Thomas de Uvedale and William Croyser 12/. 8s. for 

31 days. 
Sussex : Andrew Sakevylle and Peter atte Wode 13/. 4s. for 

33 days. 
Kent: John Culpepyr and William Apuldrefeld 13/. 4s. for 
33 days. 



39 K I) WARD III. 16J 



1305. Membrane 31rf — cont. 

Essex : John do Sutton the elder and Thomas Tyrel 131. is. for 

33 days. 
Hertfordshire : Thomas de Fytlyng and Jolm de Foxcote 12/. Hs. 

for 31 days, 
lluntingdonsliire : John de VVauton and KieJiard Alberd 

13/. 46". for 33 days. 
Oxfordshire : Roger Eliuerugge and Nicliolas Dammory 

13/. 4s. for 33 days. 
Berkshire : John Try Howe and John de Estbury 13/. 46'. for 

33 days. 
Norffolk : Robert Mortymer and Thomas Moryeux 14/. for 

35 days. 
Suffolk : Ralpli de Hemenhale 7/. for 35 days. 
Roteland : Robert de Lulfenham and William Bcaufo 14/. for 

35 days. 
Lineolnshire : AVilliam de Belesby and William Marmyon 

14/. 16s. for 37 days. 
Notinghamshire : Simon de Leek and Robert de Morton 

14/. 16s. for 37 days. 
Derbyshire : Godfrey' Folejambe and Henry de Braylesford 

14/. 16s. for 37 days. 
Yorkshire : Richard Lescrope and Simon de Heselarton 

16/. 8s. for 41 days. 
Cumberland : Robert de Tilliol and William Engleis 18/. for 

45 days. 
Northumberland : Aymer de Athole and Alan de Heton 18/. for 

45 days. 
Lancashire : Adam de Hoghton and Roger de Pylkyngton 

17/. 4s. for 43 days. 
Westmorland : James de Pykeryng and John de Burgh 17/. 4s. for 

43 days. 
Cambridgeshire : Thomas de Shardelovve and Hugh de 

Clyderhowe 13/. 4s. for 33 days. 
Middlesex : William de Swanlond and John Wroth the younger 

11/. 12s. for 29 days. 
[Prynne, Pari. Writs, iv. p. 267.] 

The following citizens and burgesses have the like writs : 

The town of Bedford : Richard Vygerous and John Spycer 

6/. 12s. for 33 days. 
The town of Wycombe : Thomas Cornewaille and Richard 

Barbour 6/. 4s. for 31 days. 
The town of Norhampton : Lawrence de Stratton and Hugh de 

Hegham 6/. 12s. for 33 days. 
Newcastle under Lime : Thomas de Wodehull and Richard de 

Podemor 11. 8s. for 37 days. 
The city of Cicestre : Roger Chevne and Roger de Raketon 

6/. 12s. for 33 days. 
[Ibid., p. 270.] 

Baldwin Fryville knight appoints Sir Fulk de Bermyngeam knight 

and John de Tamworth clerk his attorneys to sue in chancery and other 

courts for a purparty of the advowsons of churches, prebends and 
chapels held in chief and falling to him by inheritance as well 



170 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane SlcZ — <\,nt. 

after the death of Philip de Marmyoun, Joan de Morteyn and 
Joan de Fryville his ancestors as after that of Baldwin de Fryville 
his father and other his ancestors, and to do and receive what such 
court shall determine. 

Membrane ^Od. 

Writing of Thomas Ywayn, son and heir of John Ywayn of 
Bretfarton, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Richard de Pyriton 
rector of Kemeseye and Walter Guytjmg of Evesham, their heirs and 
assigns, of the lands, rents, services and reversions which descended 
to tiie said Thomas after the death of his said father in the town of 
Ylmyndon by Whitchirche co. Warrewyk, wherein he has by charter 
enfeoffed the said Richard and Walter ; John Notte being mayor 
of the city of London, Richard de Croidon and John Hiltoft sheriffs. 
Witnesses : John Aubray, Robert de Hatfeld, John Chaumbre, 
Richard Bosshel, John Weoleye, William Grinel, Robert Jurdan. 
Dated London, Friday the eve of St. Matthew 38 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas Ywayn {as above), being a quitclaim to Sir Richard 
de Piryton and Walter Guytyng {as above) of the rents and services 
of all his tenants in Pebbeworth co. Gloucester, with all his neifs 
and all that goes with them and their goods and chattels, also with 
reversions, scutages, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, heriotsetc. which 
he used to take of the lands now held of him by John Pey to, Richard 
Fraunkeleyn, Robert Herward, Henry Nichol, Ankitill Hardyng, 
Hugh Driver, Robert Broun and Margery Chapman in the said town, 
Avhich descended to him by inheritance after his father's death, 
and whereof he has by charter enfeoffed the said Richard and Walter, 
their heirs and assigns ; John Not being mayor of London, Richard 
de Groidon {sic) and John Hiltoft sheriffs. Witnesses and date {as 
the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings in the 
chancery at Bishops Hatfeld co. Hertford, 12 April this year. 

Charter of Sampson de Matham of Sabrichesworth co. Hertford 
and Margaret his wife, giving m ith warranty to Thomas Blode citizen 
and fishmonger of London, his heirs and assigns, all lands and rents, 
wdth woods, meadows, feedings, pastures etc. which the said Sampson 
and Margaret had in the town of Sabrichesworth, to hold all the life of 
the said Sampson and Margaret, performing yearly the services and 
charges pertaining to the chief lords. Witnesses : Thomas Blound, 
William Phipp, John Aungewyn, John Martvn, Robert Gent. Dated 
Sabrichesworth, 24 April 39 Edward HI." 

Memorandnm of acknowledgment by the said Sampson and Margaret, 
25 April. 

Writing of Thomas son of Thomas de Grey of Cavendyssh knight 
{militis), being a grant, confirmation and quitclaim with warranty to 
Roger de Wolf erst on, William Spice and Roger Keteryk, their heirs and 
assigns, of the manor of Spayneshall with all lands, rents, services, villeins, 
villenage etc. lately of the said Sir Thomas his father in the towns of 
Wylinghale Spayne and Wylinghale Rokel, which they have for the 
lives of the said William, of Clement Spice and Alice his wife as appears 
by the record of an assize of novel disseisin by the said Sir Thomas de 



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Grey and Thomas his son lately arraigned against, them and otlu!rs 
at Chehnesford before the king's justices and by certain writings in 
their possession ; and release of all actions, plaints and clcniands, 
real and personal. Dated Wednesday the feast of St. George 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 April. 

Writing of Clement Sjiice, being a quitclaim to Thomas de Grey of 
Cavendissh knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Hengham 
Sibile called (Jreys manor, saving his action for debt by reason of 
a statute; merchant to him lately made by the said Thomas and otliers. 
Dated Cavendish, Friday after St. George 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 April. 

May 2. John de Thorpe to Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers knight. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 100^., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Wiltes. 

Charter of Lionel de Bradenham, giving with warranty to John 
son of John de Sutton, Robert Marny, Richard de Sutton, Roger de 
Wolferston, Edmund Northtoft, William Warde and John Stanstede 
parson of Staneweye for their lives his manor of Langenhoo. Witnesses : 
John Gernoun, William Baud knights, Robert de Teye, Thomas de 
Hynton, John Olyver, Nicholas Segrave. Dated Langenhoo, 3 April 
39 Edward III. 

Writing of Lionel de Bradenham, giving with warranty to John 
son of John de Sutton, Robert Marny, Richard de Sutton, Roger 
Wolfereston, Edmund Northtoft, William Warde and John Stanstede 
parson of Staneweye, their heirs and assigns, all his goods and chattels 
in Essex moveable and immovable. Dated Langenho, 3 April 
39 Edward III. 

Memorand%im of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 
4 May. 

Membrane 2M. 

May 5. William de la Saucerye of Kyngeston upon Thames to Hugh do 

Westminster. Redhogh and Thomas de Hexham. Recognisance for lOL, to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas. 

May 5. Henry de Blakeburn clerk appoints Nicholas de Staunford clerk 

Westminster, his attorney to sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 

40Z. to him made by John son of Robert de Swynestede before John 

Pyel late mayor of the staple of Westminster, to receive the money 

and give acquittance for the same. 



Indenture witnessing 
and the convent have 
knight lord of Groby, 
Richard Rowe, John 
a dwelling house with g 
heretofore occupied by 
and have granted to 



that brother Richard de Plesye prior of Donmowe 
given with warranty to Sir William de Ferers 
John Bataille son and heir of John Bataille, 
Hanekyn and William Clerk of Lyndesselle 

arden adjoining and a thicket by the gate thereof 
the said prior which are within the said priory, 

them every day so many white loaves called 



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' miches,' so many gallons of the best ale of the convent, and all 
else of the kitchen etc. arising as two canons ought and have been 
used to take in the refectory, and every day a corrody in bread and 
ale and of the kitchen for one servant, namely one ' serjauntlof,' 
one loaf called ' gretterwhitlof,' half a gallon of convent ale and 
from the kitchen pottage with one mess of meat, also ten cartloads 
of wood, oak or ash, 12 lbs. of candle of Parys yearly to be carried 
and delivered at the said dwelling house, or 4.s. a week during the 
said prior's life in name of the said corrodies whensoever they are 
pleased to commute the same, also the whole tithe of the fishery of 
all the weirs of Burnham and of a manor called Chevereshalle in the 
parish of High Aungre, with power to distrain for arrears in all lands 
of the said priory in the town of Little Donmowe. Dated Donniowe 
priory, 6 April 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said prior, for himself 
and the convent, 5 May. 

May 6. John Baudewyn of Ulneswyk to Nicholas de Twyford of London 

Westminster. ' goldsmyth.' Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Nigel de Haukynton, being an acquittance to Sir William 
de la Pole lord of Castell de Asschby David for 10/. this day received 
in the city of London by the hands of William de Lyndesell clerk, in 
full of 20Z. wherein the said Sir William was bound to the said Nigel. 
Dated London, 5 May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May. 

May 8, John Baudewyn of Ulneswyk to Nicholas de Twyford of London 

Westminster. ' goldsmyth.' Recognisance for 80Z., to be levied, in default of pa3'ment, 
of his lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



William de Grauleriis prior of Monks Kirkeby to Walter de Freland 
clerk. Recognisance for 120/. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Warwickshire. 

Brian de Stapelton knight, John Boys and Roger Boys to Queen 
Philippa. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. of their 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the said 
queen's attorney. 

Charter indented of Thomas Haket, giving with warranty to Roger 
Rose and Margery his wife, their heirs and assigns, a sixth part of 
the manor of Brompton co. Somerset with the advowson of the church 
and of the chapel of St. Mary Brompton, rendering yearly one mark 
only in the octaves of Michaelmas in the parish church of la Bere 
CO. Dorset so long as they shall so pay the same, and if it be not paid 
405. of yearly rent for the default, so that w henever the said mark be 
duly paid the 40.s. shall for that term be discharged, reserving poA\'er 
to distrain for arrears, which part the said Thomas had of the gift 
and feoffmentof Isabel deGlommorgan, and by his writing lately gave to 



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the said Roger and Margery for seven years at a yearly rent of 8 marks. 
Witnesses : John de Lyle knight, Geoffrey Rokele, John Burghani, 
Walter dc Burton. Dated Neuport, Monday after the Invention of 
Holy Cross 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May. 

Charter of John Harvvedon and John Rud, giving A\ith warranty 
to Richard Englis of Newenham Moryn and Alice his wife and to the 
heirs of the body of the said Richard the messuages, lands, meadows, 
woods, rents and services of free and villein tenants sometime of John 
Burel which they had by the gift and feoffment of Sir John Manny ng 
clerk in the towns of Stokebasset, Ippesden and Mongewelle. Witnesses : 
Hugh de Berewyk, Gilbert Wace knights, Thomas Bartyn, Ralph 
Restwald, John James, Nicholas Paiable, Walter atte Garstone, John 
Roudene. Dated Stokebasset, Sunday after St. Philip and St. James 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May. 



May 9. 



Richard son of Richard Scotte of New castle upon Tyne to Hugh de 
Wostininstor. Mitford. Recognisance for 91. payable by instalments ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

May 10. Brother John prior of St. John the Evangelist Brechon of the order 

Westminster, of St. Benedict in the diocese of St. Davids to Robert Vynter of 

Maydestan. Recognisance for 80/., to be levied etc. in Herefordshire. 

W^riting of Richard son of Richard Scotte of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Hugh de Mitford and his heirs of all 
the lands in the town of Marnliara co. Notyngliam which descended 
to the said Richard after the death of Edmund de Denom his ancestor, 
with the reversion of those \\ hich Alice who was wife of the said Edmund 
holds in dower in the said town, all which the said Richard on 1 April 
39 Edward III by his ^^ riting demised to the said Hugh for a term of 
ten years. Dated London, the parish of St. Andrew Holburne, 10 May 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 May. 

May 14. Walter fitz Wauter knight to Thomas fitz Richard. Recognisance 
Westminster, for lOOZ., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. . 

Membrane 2M. 

Charter of Walter son of Ellis le Forster of Herlawe, executor of 
Walter de Herlawe citizen and girdler of London who was executor 
of Gilbert de Istelworthe sometime citizen and dyer of London, giving 
with warranty to William Digge ' wexchaundelcr ' citizen of London 
and to Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, the tenement formerly 
of the said Gilbert in the parish of St. Michael Queenhithe London 
which the said Gilbert bequeathed to be sold by his executors or by 
their executors. Dated London, 13 May 39 Edward III. Witnesses : 
John Rote, William Bathe, John Terry, John Taillour, William 
Ne'weport, Hugh de Ware, John de Chepstede ; Adam de Bury being 
tlien mayor of London. Simon de Mordon and John Medeford 
sheriffs, and John Litle alderman of the Mard. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May. 



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1365. Membrane, 2M — cont. 

Writing of John Hastang, son of John Hastang knight [militis), 
being a quitclaim with warranty to John de Blockeleye clerk and his 
heirs of all and singular the lands sometime of John de Bromley in the 
town and fields of Asshorne co. Warrewich. Dated Estlemynton, 
Sunday after the Purification 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 May this year. 

May 16. Philip Mongomery to brother Peter prior of Bermondeseye, John 
Westminster. Hurdecote and William de Henton. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Gilbert de Arches parson of Drayton Beauchamp and Richard 
Salter of Aillesbury to Hugh de Elmesale and Anthony his son. Joint 
and several recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 

Writing of John son and heir of Hugh le Blount, granting that Dame 
Joyce his mother \^hile she shall have an estate in the manor of Gynge, and 
after her Sir William de Ferrers and Margaret his wife, the heirs and 
assigns of the said William, being lords of the said manor, shall have 
common of pasture in the outwood of Rammesdene of Nicholas de 
Barenton concerning which was debate heretofore between Sir Hugh 
Blount ancestor of the said John, whose heir he is, and the said 
Nicholas, Sir Hugh alleging that he and his ancestors were long 
time possessed thereof, and thereupon was an accord between them, 
the said Nicholas granting to Sir Hugh and his heirs common of pas- 
ture in the said wood for all cattle of his said manor of Gynge, which 
by fine levied in the king's court the said Joyce holds for life of the 
said John's grant with reversion to the said William and Margaret and 
the heirs of the said William. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Maun- .^j 

deville, Sir William de Wauton knights, John Waryn, John 
Rtamer. Dated Stebbyngg, 16 May 39 Edward ITI. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 May. 

Charter of William Sevans, son and heir of William Sevans knight 
(militis), giving to Robert de Denton chaplain, his heirs and assigns, 
a yearly rent of 10/. issuing of all the lands of the said William in Essex 
to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, with power 
to distrain for arrears ; and the said William has paid him 1(/. thereof 
in name of seisin. Dated London, 15 May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 May. 

Indenture of defeasance of the above rent, upon condition that 
William Sevans, son of William Sevans knight {militis), shall pay to 
Robert de Denton chaplain or to his attorney 100/. at the feast of 
St. John Baptist next at London in the parish of St. Margaret in 
Briggestrete in the said Robert's house. Dated London, 16 May 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 May. 

May 17. Richard Hatheleseye parson of Brynk\vortli to David de Wollore 
Westminster, and Thomas de Neuby clerks. Recognisance for 10/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Wiltes. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged, by the said David. 



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May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



Writing of Richard Wulfryclicston vicar of Spersolt in the diocese 
of SaHsbury, being a bond to Queen PhiHppa in 100^. payable at 
Micliaelnias next in tlie said queen's exchequer at Westminster. 
Dated Westminster, IG May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of ackno^^■ledgment, 19 May. 

Tliomas de Legh to Thomas de Rokwode. Recognisance for IGOZ., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to David de Wollore. Recognisance 
for 20/., to be levied etc. in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John atte Morhalle, being a release to William Yoman, 
Margery his wife, James their son, Cicely their daughter and John Rote 
of all executions of a statute merchant whereby Thomas Iwayn 
was bound to him in 200/., in regard to a messuage, five shops and the 
appurtenances in Fletestrete in the suburb of London whereof at that 
time the said Thomas was tenant, and whereof the said William, 
Margery, James and Cicely are now tenants for their lives a\ ith reversion 
to the said John Rote and his heirs, and of all claim in the premises. 
Dated London, 21 May 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 May. 



Membrane 21d. 

May. 21. John son and heir of John de Wodehull knight {militis) to Eleanor 
Westminster, who A\as \\ife of John de Wodehull knight. Recognisance for 120/., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Bedfordshire. 

Indenture of lease with ^^arranty made by John de Wodehull, son 
andheirof John deWodhull knight (militis), to Sir Thomas de Reynes, 
Sir La\vrenee de Pabenham, John Curtcys and William de W^odhull, 
of his manors of Wodhull and Langeford co. Bedford and PateshuU co. 
Norhampton for a term of 30 years, granting that all tenants and 
farmers of the said manors shall be answerable to them during the 
said term. Dated \A'odhull, Palm Sunday 39 Edward III. 

Memorandiim of acknowledgment by John de Wodhull, 21 May. 

Writing of John de Mohoun lord of Dunsterre, giving to Sir Hugh de 
Courtenay earl of Devon and Margaret his wife, their heirs and assigns, 
all his Imights' fees in Devonshire and all knight services of his tenants 
by knight service in that county wheresoever, with wards, marriages, 
homages, reliefs, escheats etc. thereto belonging. Witnesses ; John 
de Meryet knight, Robert de Sambourne clerk, Henry Percehay, John 
Gary, William Gary. Dated Colecombe, 1 May 39 Edward IIlI 

Writing of John de Mohoun lord of Dunsterre, giving to John de 
Southedon and John de Horcastel clerks, W^illiam Boneville, Thomas 
Bytelesgate and John Stoke, their heirs and assigns, all his knights' 
fees in Devonshire etc. (a-s" above). Witnesses ; John de Meryet 
knight, Robert de Sambourne clerk, Henry Percehay, William Tauk, 
John Gary, William Gary. Dated Colecombe, 1 May 39 Edward III. 



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Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 20 May 
at Lambehithe co. Surrey, before John Moubray who had for the 
purpose the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of 
chancery for tliis year. 

May 24. William Godefreye of Leyre chaplain to William Palmer clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied, in defavilt of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Leycestreshire. 

May 25. Brother Geoffrey prior of Bradenestoke, for himself and the convent, 
Westminster, to Edmund Bannoc citizen of London. Recognisance for 43Z. 6s. 8d., 
to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Wyltes. 

Writing of Nicholas de Apperleye, being a bond to John de Eylesford 
knight in 40 marks payable at Tulynton on Midsummer day next. 
Dated Sunday after St. Dunstan 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 May. 

May 26. William Kelseye to William de Home of Apuldre co. Kent. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of William de Home of Apuldre co. Kent, granting with 
warranty to Peter Kelseye clerk, John de Folkyngham clerk and 
Hugh Mitford, their heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 33s. id. to be 
taken of the lands of Richard de Willesford of Welbourne co. Lincoln 
in the town of Welbourne, to the said William granted by the said Richard 
during the life of Joan ^^ife of Sir Thomas Fogghe who was wife of 
William de Cotstede, to be paid at the New Temple London at Easter 
and Michaelmas by even portions with power to distrain for arrears. 
Dated the New Temple London, 20 May 39 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 May. 

May 28. Gosselin Surteys and Thomas de Kelshowe to Richard de Chestrefeld 
W^estminster. clerk. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in Northumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 7. John Mounpellers to David de Wollore and Thomas de Neuby. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 6/., to be levied etc. in SufPolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said David. 

June 16. Richard Loveday of Essex to John de Bampton. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40/., to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 26c/. 

May 28. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to take into the hands 

Westminster, of the mayor and chamberlain of the said city all taverns in the city 

and suburbs wherein sweet wines are sold, and to cause the king's 

order concerning the same to be proclaimed and observed ; as for 

particular causes shewn before the king, the prelates, nobles and 



39 EDWARD III. 177 



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others of his council, ho has with their assent ordered that the taverns 
aforesaid and the retailing of such wines shall be taken into the hands 
of the said mayor and chamberlain, and three taverns only shall bo 
by them appointed for the sale thereof, one in tlie street of Chepe, 
another in that of Walbroke, and the third in Ijumbardstrete, that 
no man shall sell sweet wines in other places of the city and suburbs 
nor in those three taverns save those deputed for the purpose by the said 
mayor and chamberlain under pain of forfeiting such wines to the 
use of the mayor and commonalty of the city, that a competent price 
be put upon those wines by the said mayor and chamberlain 
at the beginning of the year without any increase to be made by those 
who by their appointment shall sell them, and that all profits arising 
as well of the sale as of the forfeiture of such wines shall go to the use 
of the commonalty of the said city by the hands of the said mayor 
and chamberlain in aid of tlie repair of walls, ditches and other things 
needful. Nevertheless it is the king's intent that those who have 
sweet wines in taverns and other places may lawfully sell them in gross 
to the said mayor and chamberlain or to others who will buy them in 
gross. By K. 

[Fcedera. Bolls of Parliament, ii. p. 459.] 

June 2. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further 

Westminster, holding of a plea before them at the suit of John Baret for an alleged 
trespass against him at the suburb of London, where the chancery 
now is, committed by William de Notyngham a servant dwelling with 
certain clerks of the chancery, telling the said John on behalf of the king 
to repair to the chancery and there sue for justice if he shall think 
fit ; as the cognisance of pleas concerning trespasses committed against 
clerks of chancery or their servants a,nd ministers in places 
where the chancery may abide, or trespasses by the said clerks, their 
ministers or servants dwelling with them there committed against 
others, pertains to the chancellor or the keeper of the seal for the 
time being, and used so to do time out of mind ; and that custom 
Mas'accepted and approved by the king, the prelates, earls, barons and 
others in a parliament liolden at Westminster in the 18th year of the 
reign, as appears by endorsement of a petition presented in the said 
parliament and enrolled upon the roll thereof ; and the sheriffs are 
holding pleas before them at the suit of the said John, drawing to them 
the cognisance of matters which pertain to the chancellor now being 
there and to none other contrary to the custom aforesaid and the 
approval thereof, and the king would not that the clerks of the 
chancery, their servants or ministers should be dealt with otherwise 
than in times past used to be done in like case. 
[Ibid. p. 15i.] 

Writing of Fulk Horwode citizen of London, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Nicholas de Lovayne knight and his heirs of the manor 
of Nuttefeld with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, vicarages 
and chapels, royalties, liberties, parks, woods, warrens, pastures, 
feedings, moors, marshes, ponds, fish ponds, turbaries, fisheries, services 
of free tenants and neifs etc. thereto belonging. Dated London, 
21 May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum, of acknowledgment, 9 June. 

E 12 



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178 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



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Writing of Fulk Horwode citizen and mercer {mercerus) of London, 
granting with warranty to Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his executors 
and assigns, all the estate in the manor of Aldebury in the parish of 
Merstham co. Surrey, with all lands, meadows, woods, feedings, 
pastures, waters, Avays, paths, hedges, ditches, rents, wards, marriages, 
reliefs, heriots, escheats and other advantages, which he the said Fulk, 
his executors and assigns, have by demise of Nicholas le Freynsh of 
Reygate co. Surrey and Joan his wife from 16 February 34 Edward III 
to Michaelmas following and thenceforward for a term of eight years, 
subject to a rent of 50s. yearly payable at Michaelmas and Easter by 
even portions, 19s. yearly payable to the chief lord of the fee, and the 
other services thereof due except suit of the court of Canterbury 
which Nicholas le Freynsh and Joan ought to perform, which estate 
the said Joan in her widowhood ratified by her writing. Witnesses : 
Richard BurstoA\'e, Thomas atte Holylond, Henry atte Helde, Thomas 
Albon, Walter atte Thornfrith, John de Bodekesham, John atte Lee. 
Dated Notefeld, 26 May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 June. 

Writing of Fulk de Horwode citizen and ' grocer ' of London, 
granting to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, 
a 3; early rent of 4 marks which Nicholas Gervays of Merstham co. 
Surrey was bound to pay to William de Cobham of Chafford, his 
heirs and assigns, at four terms in the year of all the lands which 
Martin Gervais and Joan his wife purchased of Thomas de Cobham 
and Elizabeth his wife in Merstham, and of all those in the said town 
which came by inheritance to the said Joan, which rent the said William 
by deed gave to him the said Fulk, his heirs and assigns, and the said 
Nicholas Gervays confirmed that gift by deed, granting for himself 
and his heirs power to the said Fulk, his heirs and assigns, to distrain 
for arrears in all the lands aforesaid. Witnesses : Richard de 
Borstowe, Thomas de Holilond, Walter de Thornfrith, Henry atte 
Helde, Thomas Alban, John de Bodekesham, John atte Lee. Dated 
Nuttefeldo, 26 May 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandiim of acknowledgment, 9 June. 

Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, giving to Sir Walter de Pavely 
knight, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 401. of all his manors 
and lands in Kent payable at Midsummer and Christmas by even 
portions, with power to distrain for arrears. Witnesses : John 
Kiriel, John de Clynton, Stephen de Valoyns, Lawrence de Brenlyf, 
Tliomas Moraunt knights, John Colpeper, William Appuldcrfeld, Thomas 
Colpeper. Dated Henden, 10 June 39 Edward III. French. 

^Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June. 

Charter of Thomas Daldoun knight, granting with warranty to 
Thomas de Houngreford and John de Gildesburgh, their heirs and 
assigns, the manor of Burgherssh with the members of Hegclond 
and Pesemerssli with the appurtenances in Sussex as fully as he the 
said Thomas Daldoun ever had the same. Witnesses : Alan de 
BuxhuU, William de Ecchyngham, John Seintclier knights, Richard 
Hurst, William Tank, John Dasshebournham, Roger Dasshebournham. 
Dated Burgherssh, 10 June 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June. 



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Indenture made at London between Sir liaitliolomew de Burgherssh 
knight and Sir Thomas Daldoun knight, being the defeasance of a statute 
merchant whereby tlie said Sir Thonuis is bound for 2,000 marks, 
upon condition that from this day forth Sir Thomas shall not sell nor 
to farm let any of the manors, nor parcel thereof, nor any land he has 
or which may come to liim, save by will of Sir Bartholomew, that he 
shall be ready to enter into the warranty of the manor of Burgherssh 
toA\ard ThoTuas de Houngreford and John de Gildisbury, and without 
delay or debate to be traverser whensoever by them vouched in a writ 
concerning the said manor which Sir Bartholomew shall bring against 
the said Thomas de Houngreford and John. Dated London, 

11 June 39 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Bartholomew, 

12 June. 

May 10. To the constable of Tuttebury castle. Order, upon the petition of 
Westminster. John de Worthyngton, if Nicholas de Atherton shall at the king's 
command or other\\ise be set free from the prison of the said castle, 
immediately to send again his body to the sheriff of Lancaster to be 
by him imprisoned, according to a judgment of Godfrey Folejambe 
and his fellows justices of oyer and terminer in Lancasliire, until he shall 
content the said John of 100 marks damages, under pain of answering 
to the said John for that sum if the said Nicholas be not so sent again ; 
as the said John recovered the damages aforesaid in a plea against the 
said Nicholas before the said justices concerning a trespass whereof 
Nicholas was convicted, and for that cause the body of Nicholas was 
arrested and committed to the sheriff's custody, and he is now 
imprisoned in the said castle at the king's command by writ of privy 
seal, as appears by the record and process of the said plea which the 
king has caused to come before him in chancerv ; and' the said petition 
shews that Nicholas is procuring his deliverance from the said castle, 
and that his purpose is so to escape without contenting the said John. 

May 28. To John de Sutton of Lincoln. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 

Westminster, upon sight of these presents, to make ready himself with six men well 

armed, and with all speed to repair to the town of Calais, there to abide 

as one of the aldermen thereof with the other aldermen for defence of 

the said town according to the order made by the king and council. 

Membrane 24:d. 

April 28. To the warden of the Fleet prison. Order to cause John Rodelond 
Westminster, of Norwich to be set free from the said prison, of the king's favour 
suffering him this time to go his way ; as the said John lately accused 
Richard Spynk of Norwich before the king of having procured by a false 
suggestion made to the king the release from custody without ransom 
of four burgesses of Amiens who were held to the king at a great ransom 
and for that cause in custody in Dovorre castle ; and for that he was 
assured that the accusation was false and untrue, the king ordered 
that the said John should be arrested and committed to the said 
prison according to the statute concerning false accusers, there to 
abide until further order ; and having regard to his long abode there, 
of his compassion and favour the king has pardoned the trespass so 
made, and his imprisonment, and whatsoever pertains to the king in 
that behalf. By K. 



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June 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of Richard Spicer 
Westminster, of Estmallyng, to stay the taking of his body by the mainprise of 
William Alayn and William Worte of Canterbury co. Kent, bringing 
this writ before the justices of the Bench at the day the writ de 
judicio is returnable ; as his petition shews that Geoffrey James is 
impleading him before the said justices for an alleged trespass, and 
that by the said writ the sheriff is ordered to take his body so as 
to have him befoi'e the justices on a day therein named, though he 
is ready to answer the said Richard {sic) and to stand to right in all 
things ; and the said William and William appearing in person in 
chancery have mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have him there 
on the said day to answer to the said Geoffrey. 

May L5. To Henry Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to liold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to command that the 
inquisitions which remain to be taken between the king and Isabel 
his daughter on the one part and John de Dynham on the other part, 
notwithstanding that the business affects the king and his said daughter, 
if not yet taken, be taken before John de Moubray one of the justices 
of the Bench, namely whether Thomas de Courtenaye tenant in chief, 
Avhose lands are in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of Hugh 
his son and heir and in the Avardship of the said Isabel by the king's 
commission, was at his death seised in his demesne as of fee of the manors 
of Sutton Lucy, ColcA^yll, Plumtrowe, Wodehiwyssh, Harleston, 
Donterton and Suthpole co. Devon, Wotton Kriket and the hamlet 
of Northome co. Somerset, as in the process held before the said 
justices, is alleged on behalf of the king and Isabel, or whether the said 
Thomas in his life time demised the premises to the said John, as is 
by him alleged, without that that Thomas at his death was thereof 
so seised. Proviso that proceedings shall not go forward to the 
rendering of judgment without advising the king. 

May 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, at the 
Westminster, prayer of Agnes who Avas wife of John Mautravers the elder, to stay 
until the quinzaine of Easter next their demand against her made 
by exchequer summons and their distraint for the issues or value of the 
manor of Rathgel co. Lymyrik, in order that she may in the meantime 
sue for execution in the court of Ireland at her peril, if she shall think 
fit ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by Nicholas de Bekenesfeld esclieator in Ireland, that John 
Mautravers the younger at his death held the said manor for life in 
chief by knight service of the demise of John Mautravers the elder 
with reversion to the said John the elder, at the suit of John the elder 
in chancery in the octaves of the Purification in the 37th year of the 
reign, alleging that the said manor is held of the then countess 
Dessemund as of her manor of Inskysty and not in chief, and for 
that it was alleged on the king's behalf that it is held in chief as by the 
said inquisition found, and by John the elder aliened without the king's 
licence to John the younger for life, the king sent the business for debate 
before the justices appointed to hold pleas which attend the justiciary 
of Ireland, and meanwhile by letters patent committed the keeping 
of the said manor to John the elder, so that he should answer to the 
king at the exchequer of Dublin for the issues or the value thereof 
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to the king ; and now on buluilf of the said Agnos the king is informed 
that John the elder in his hfe time with all diligence sued for debate 
of the business in the court of Ireland, that he died while process was 
pending, that by his death the manor was taken into tlie king's hand, 
and that she as executor of his will is being distrained by exchequer 
summons to render at the exchequer of England the said issues or 
value for the tinie that the said manor was in her said husband's hand 
by the king's commission, praying that such distraint be stayed, 
and that she may sue for debate as aforesaid in the court of 
Ireland. 



Membrane 2Sd. 

June 9. To Tii. archbishop of Dublin. Request and command upon his 

Westminster, allegiance, as he cares for the king's honour and lii» own and would 
a\'oid the king's wrath, to meet together with the archbishop of Armach, 
and setting forth the business and the rigJits of the matter, and 
suppressing all rancour and discord, to treat amicably and establish 
such concord that either may without let or resistance carry 
(bandnre) the cross before him and pass with his household amicabl}' 
in the province of the other, considering the example of the debate 
in like case moved between the archbishops of Canterbury and York, 
which upon request and interposition on the king's behalf was reformed 
by perpetual concord, and if for any impediment this may not be done, 
to be before the king in England in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next 
to give information thereupon, and to do and receive what shall by him 
and the council be ordered ; as it is the king's hearty desire that peace 
shall flourish among his subjects, and since debate has arisen on 
the matter aforesaid, as the king has learned, his heart is set upon a 
speedy agreement. By K. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to the archbishop of Armach. By K. 

{Feeder a. ^ 

Writing of Thomas de Kelshowe burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
giving to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge his lord, for a sum of money to 
him due by the said Thomas, a ship called la Laurence of Newcastle upon 
Tyne with all the gear thereof and all the merchandise therein, \^'hich 
ship and merchandise w ere forfeited to the king for divers merchandise 
therein found uncustomed, and by his letters patent restored to the said 
Thomas of the king's favour and for 40^. paid at the receipt of the 
exchequer. Dated London, 14 June 39 Edward III. 

3Iemorandum of ackno\sledgment.* 

, June 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
Westminster, that every able bodied man of the said city on feast da.ys when he has 
leisure shall in his sports use bows and arrows or pellets or bolts, and 
shall learn and practise the art of shooting, forbidding them under pain 
of imprisonment to meddle in hurling of stones, loggats and quoits, 
handball, football, club ball, cambuc, cock fighting or other vain 
games of no value ; as the people of the realm, noble and simple, 
used heretofore to practise the said art in their sports, whence by God's 
help came forth honour to the kingdom and advantage to the king 
in his actions of war, and now the said art is almost wholly disused, 

* The date omitted. 



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and the people indulge in the games aforesaid and in other dishonest 
and unthrifty or idle games, whereby the realm is like to be without 
archers. By K. 

[Fcedera.'] 

The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid.] 

Indenture of feoffment made by William de Cornewaille and Joan his 
wife to Nicholas de Twyford the younger citizen of Londoii, his heirs 
■ and assigns, of all the land called Aspefeld in the parish of Shaldeswell 
with the meadows, pastures, leasowes and ditches thereto pertaining, 
which lands, meadows etc, are called several, rendering yearly one 
rose at Midsummer during the ten next years for all services and 
demands, and thenceforward 7 marks yearly at Easter, with power to 
the grantors again to enter and hold the premises if the rent be one 
month in arrear. Covenant that if the premises be charged by any 
statute merchant, recognisance, rent charge or debt to the king 
whereby the grantees shall without their default suffer charge, 
loss or hurt, or if the said grantees shall lose the premises or 
parcel thereof by title earlier than this date, or Avithout fraud 
of theirs be put out for such cause, the said William and Joan and 
their heirs shall recompense them ; and covenant for defeasance of a 
statute merchant of 531. 6s. 8d. by the said William made to the said 
Nicholas, upon condition that the said William and Joan and their heirs 
shall keep the covenants herein contained, and that they shall warrant 
the premises to the grantees without other charge or demand. Nicholas 
de Twyford father of the said Nicholas and Joan de Couele appointed 
attorneys of the grantors to deliver seisin. Witnesses : Sir Richard 
Damory, Sir Roger de Cotesford, Sir Richard Dabberbury knights, 
John Purcel, Nicholas de Somerton. Dated London, Michaelmas day 
39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William and Nicholas, 
6 October. 

June 26. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 
Westminster, to be made that smiths who make swords, knives and other weapons 
in the cit}'^ of London shall put particular marks upon all their handi- 
work, that the same being so marked shall be shewn before the mayor, 
sheriffs and aldermen of London in the Gildehall of the city so that 
every man's work may be known by his mark, and that they shall 
forfeit any works sold without such mark or the price thereof, causing 
the premises to be observed, and any works found to have been sold 
or exposed for sale in the city and suburbs of London without marks 
to be seized as forfeit into the king's hand, and answer to be made 
,to him for them. By K. 

j [Fcedera.] 

Me 31 BRA NE 22d. 

June 18.* Joan who was wife of John de Coupland to John de Monte Acuto 
Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, oi her lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

Indenture made between Sir John de Mountagu and Joan who was 
\^ife of John de Coupland, being a lease of the castle and barony of 
Werk upon Twede with fees, advowsons etc. thereto belonging to the 



39 EDWARD III. 1h3 



1365. Membrane. 22d — cont. 

said Joaa and her assigrus, being lieges of the king and none other, 
for a term of seven years from Martinmas next if slie so long Hve, 
or to her assigns or executors for one year only after her death if slie 
shall die within the said term, rendering 200 marks a year to the said 
Sir John and his heirs at his lodging in the parish of St. Clement 
without the bar of the New Temple London at VV^hitsuntide and 
Martinmas by even portions, the said Joan, her assigns or executors, 
guarding, maintaining and defending the premises during the said 
term against all men save the king and his eldest son at their own 
costs so far as they reasonably may considering the state thereof at 
present or when repaired at the cost of the lessor, witliout waste 
of lands or buildings, save that allowance shall be made to the 
lessees for any destruction arising from public war as other lords 
in those parts make to tenants in like case, but as to making and 
repairing the castle walls the lessor, his heirs and executors, shall be 
thereu ith charged. Covenants for reentry of the lessor until arrears and 
costs be paid if the said rent be 40 days in arrear, saving to the lessee 
the goods therein found ; for outlay of 40 marks of the said farm 
during the first year upon the repair of the ' dongon ' or walls of the 
castle, and of further sums by agreement ; for power to the lessor 
to sell or exchange the premises during the said term upon giving 
half a year's warning to the lessee, and to the lessee to surrender 
the same upon one gear's warning given to the lessor, his heirs or 
executors in person if in England, or at his manor of Stoke in Hamme 
CO. Devon, so that recompense be made of a proportion of tlie farm 
for the time she shall hold the same ; for defeasance of the foregoing 
recognisance upon condition that the lessee shall pay the said rent 
and defend the premises as aforesaid during the said term, not making 
waste beyond the value of 100s ; that in case the said castle be taken 
or burnt by enemies, and they be thence thrust out by the lessee or by 
her procurement without cost to the lessor, upon condition that alie 
shall as speedily as may be repair the damage in walls or buildings by 
such enemies done, she shall not be charged with 500 marks by 
reason of the said recognisance, nor otherwise be answerable for the 
taking or burning thereof ; the lessor binding himself and his 
executors for performance of his part of all these matters. Dated 
London, 20 June 1365, 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 25 June. 

Charter of William son of William de Septem Vannis knight [militis), 
giving with warranty to Richard Herst and Joan his wife, their heirs 
and assigns, his manor of Morhale co. Sussex, with all his lands, rents 
and services of free tenants and neifs in the towns of Nemnefeld, 
Wertelyngge and Hoo. Witnesses : William Batelisford, Richard 
Halle, Thomas Pepelisham, Ralph atte Levere, Robert Eliot. Dated 
Hellyngleye co. Sussex, 12 February 39 Edward III. 

Writing of William son of William de Septem Vannis knight {militis), 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Richard Herst and Joan his wiie, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Morhale co. Sussex with lands, 
rents and services of free tenants and neifs in the towns of Nemnefeld, 
Wertelyngge and Hoo. Witnesses {as the last). Dated Hellyngleye, 
24 June 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 26 June. 



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June 27. John Burewell, Henry Fyssh and Thomas WorHch to the abbot 
Westminster, of Battle. Joint and several recognisance for lOOZ., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Suffolk. 

John Launde and John Tournour of Hampstede to the abbot of 
Battle. Joint and several recognisance for lOOL, to be levied etc. 
in Essex. 

July 3. William Cosyn ' brasiere ' of Algatstrete to John de Gosebourne. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 401. to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Membrane 21c?. 

Charter of Ralpli Basset lord of Drayton, giving with warranty 
to John Brunyng of Upmelecombe, his heirs and assigns, the manor 
of Upmelecombe with appurtenances, as in messuages, lands, meadows, 
woods, pastures, moors, furze {janettis), rents, services of free and 
villein tenants and all that goes with them, together with the advow- 
son of Melecombe, and the rents and services of Edward de Cerne, 
Katherine de Byngham, Roger de Manyngf ord, John Russel and Henry 
de Littelton in Dorset. Witnesses : John de Chidiok, Alan de Cheigny 
knights, Thomas de la Bere, John de Brudemere, Roger de Coker, 
William de Henton. Dated Westminster, Friday after St. Dunstan 
39 Edward III. 
J Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 June. 

June 19. Geoffrey de Lucy to Juliana countess of Huntyngdon. Recognis- 
Westminster. ance for 200/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Kent. 

Writing of Alice de Huntyngfeld, cousin and heir of Richard de 
Amoimdeville, being a quitclaim with warranty to Robert de 
Ufford earl of Suffolk, Edmund his brother, Adam de Skakelthorp 
parson of Causton and Adam Haweboys parson of Cokefeld, their 
heirs and assigns, of the manor of Thorneye and all the rent now or 
heretofore pertaining to the said manor as fully as the said Richard 
in his life time held the same. Dated London, Friday before Mid- 
summer 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 June. 

June 20. Walter de Aston parson of Dumbelton to Thomas Mounte clerk 
Westminster, and Thomas Panes. Recognisance for 6 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire. 

Geoffrey Chiryton to Thomas Mounte clerk and Thomas Panes. 
Recognisance for 4 marks, to be levied etc. in Warwickshire. 

Writing of Matthew son of Geoffrey de Stowelle knight {miliiis}, 
being a quitclaim with \\-arranty to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight 
and Margaret his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas, of all 
the lands, rents, services, woods, meadows and pastures sometime of 
Ahce de Columbers in the parishes of Peneshurst, Chidyngston, Lye, 
Tonebrugge, Buttebergh and Spedhurst. Witnesses : Sir Andrew de 
Sakeville, Sir Richard de Tittesham, Sir John de Sancto Claro knights, 



39 EDWARD HI. 185 



1305. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

John Colcpcpor, Jolm Chitecroft, James do Pokliam, Geoft'roy (jolepopcr 
then sljeritT of Kent. Dated Peneshurst, Saturday before Midsummer 
39 Edwaid HI. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 June. 

June 23. John atte Grene ' bocher ' of i\lgatstrate co. Middk-sex to John de 
Westminster. Gosebourne. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Middlesex. 

Charter of William Sepvauns, son of William Sepvauns knight 
{militis), giving to John Gower, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent 
of 10/. issuing from the manor of W^ygebergh and from all the grantor's 
lands in Essex, to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, 
with power to distrain for arrears, and the grantor has given the 
said Jolm \d. in name of seisin ; also all the chattels live and dead 
thereupon, to take and drive whither he will. Dated 23 June 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 June. 

Writing of William Sepvauns, son and heir of William Sepvauns 
late deceased, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Gower, his 
heirs and assigns, of the whole manor of Aldynton with 14s. Qd. of 
rent and a rent of one cock, 13 hens and 140 eggs in Maplescompe, 
and the homages and all the services of the tenants who ought to render 
the same. Witnesses : James de Peckham, William Vauls, Richard de 
Aldynton, Alan de Chelscombe, Richard atte Wode. 

Memora'ndum of acknowledgment, 25 June. 

June 22. To Richard de Adderbury and John de Evesham. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle henceforward in certain trespasses and misdeeds in Berkshire 
with Warin de Lisle and John de Baldyngton or either of them, although 
the king lately appointed them all guardians of his peace and justices 
of oyer and terminer to deal therewith, and to do other things in the 
letters patent contained ; as the king for particular causes has discharged 
the said Richard and John de Evesham of that office. The king has 
commanded the said Warin and John de Baldyngton to attend to the 
execution of the said commission, the presence of the said Richard and 
John de Evesham notwithstanding. 

By K. on the information of the steward. 

Charter of John de Bykenore of Claveryng called ' la Veel,' lord 
of the manor of Coldham co. Essex and cousin and heir of Robert de 
Bikenore of Derteford co. Kent, giving with warranty to the king, 
his heirs and assigns, the manor of Portebrig and all the lands, rents 
and services which came to him after the death of the said Robert in 
the towns of Derteford, Wylmynton and Stone with the advowson 
of one chapel or chantry of St. Edmund the king in Derteford. 
Witnesses : Robert de Louthe, Thomas de Thorp clerk, Michael 
Skillyng, Simon de Kegworth, John Neweport, Edmund Lambyn, 
Robert Elinrigge, Thomas Huehon, John Godeman, Geoffrey Gonale, 
John Sewale, John Bere, Thomas Sewale. Dated Derteford, 
11 May 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 



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June 30. Sampson Matham of Sabrichesworth co. Hertford to Hamelin 
Westminster. Matham of Surrey. Recognisance for 400L, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire. 

Membrane 20d. 

Charter of William .Wyngefeld, John de Rokwode, Thomas Tu, 
Richard Becheshale parson of Foxhirde and John Palham chaplain, 
granting to Dame Joan de Bures sometime wife of Sir Robert de Bures 
knight for her life, with remainder to the right heirs of the said 
Sir Robert, the manor of Bures St. Mary with le Netherhalle, Asyngton, 
Great Cornerd, Little Cornerd, Wiston, Great Waldyngfeld, 
Little Waldyngfeld, Groten, Edwardiston, Meldyngg, Brent Illeghe, 
Foisted and Sudbery which they lately had jointly with Dame Alice de 
Bures mother of the said Sir Robert of his gift and feoffment, Dame Alice 
having released to them her whole estate. Witnesses : Sir Robert de 
Swynbourne, Sir John de Botitourt knights, Robert Giffard, Thomas 
Boteler, John de Sudbery, William Doreward, Hugh Fitz Rauf. Dated 
Aketon, Thursday the feast of St. Martin Bishop 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June this year. 

Writing of William de Wyngefeld, Thomas Tuwe, Richard 
Bedeshale [sic) parson of Foxherde and John de Palham chaplain, 
being a quitclaim to John de Rokwode and Alice wife of John de 
Sutton knight of the manor of Merkes in the town of Roydon co. 
Suffolk and elsewhere, which they lately had jointly with the said 
John de Rokwode of the gift and feoffment of Sir Robert de Bures 
son of Andrew de Bures knight. Dated Foxherde, Thursday in Easter 
week 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 

Writing of Thomas Twe, Richard Becheshale parson of Foxhirde 
and John Palham chaplain, being a quitclaim to William de Wyngefeld 
and John de Rokewode of the manors of Bures St. Mary Avitli le 
Netherhalle, Assyngton, Great Cornerd, Little Cornerd, Wyston, 
Great Waldyngfeld, Little Waldyngfeld, Croton {sic), Edwardiston, 
Meldyng, Brent Illeghe, Posted and Sodbery. Dated Aketon, 
Thursday in Easter week 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 

Indenture made at Westminster on Saturday after the quinzaine 
of Trinity 39 Edward III, between John de Sutton the son knight and 
Alice his wife of the one part and John de Rokewode of the other 
part, granting that the said John de Sutton and Alice shall not during 
the Ufe of the said Alice be troubled nor impeached by the said John de 
Rokewode, his heirs or assigns for waste of the manor of Merkes in 
Reydon co. Suffolk, which manor by fine between the parties levied 
before the justices of the Common Bench at Westminster in the octaves 
of Trinity last was by the said John de Sutton and Alice acknowledged 
to be the right of the said John de Rokewode, who rendered the same 
to them for the life of the said Alice, saving the reversion to him and 
his heirs. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Rokewode, 28 June. 



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1305. Membrane 20d — cont. 

ludcutuie made between John son of Thomas dc Astelee of the one 
j)art and Sir John Wade canon of St. l^aul London and Robert de 
LutTenham of the other part, being a grant to the said .John son of 
Thomas of a yearly rent of two marks to be taken of all the lands of 
the said Sir John and Robert in Pikwell co. lieycestre until he be pro- 
vided with a benefice of the value of 40 marks, or shall have for life 
40 marks of land, rent or land and rent, the 2 marks to be paid at 
INIichaelmas and l<]aster by even portions, \\ith power to distrain for 
arrears. Dated Astelee, the feast of St. Barnabas 39 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Wade and Robert de 
LulTenham, 30 June. 

July 4. John abbot of Whallay, for himself and the convent, to David de 

Westminster, ^^''ollore clerk. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default 
of paymetit, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Lancashire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said abbot 
pay 10 marks in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 5. Richard de Haveryng knight to Queen Philippa. Recognisance 

Westininster. for 60/., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Wyltes. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledged by Richard de Ravenser late 
receiver of the said queen^s moneys and John de Gosebourne auditor of 
her accounts. 

Writing of Thomas de Sancto Quintino and Alice his wife, granting 
that Edmund Wille clerk has fully accounted to them for the time he 
occupied and had the keeping of the lands, rents and services, goods 
and chattels of the said Alice, and has contented them of all profits 
thence arising all that time, and releasing to the said Edmund, his heirs 
and executors, all actions, plaints and demands by reason of debt, 
account, covenant, contract, trespass etc. Dated London, 5 July 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, 6 July. 

July 8. John de Blockeleye the younger to John de Blockeleye parson of 

Westminster. Lytethurne. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire. 

July 9. Adam Kentissh of Kershalton to John Pallyng of Drayton. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 16/. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
SiUTey. 

July 8. Andrew Grauncort to Roger Germayn. Recognisance for 40/., 

Westminster, to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Aug. 21. Thomas de Lathum knight the elder to William de Wyndesore knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 40/. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Lancashire. 

Memorandum tliat this recognisance Avas taken by William de 
Skipwyth, by writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files for this 
year. 



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Charter of Hugh Craan citizen of Winchester, giving with warranty 
to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, his manors 
of Heggecourt and Coulyngle with a wood called Lynlee and a chapel 
situated in the park there, and with parks, mills, woods, meadows, 
pastures, waters, fisheries, ponds, fish ponds, ways, paths, turbaries, 
rents, rehefs, heriots, suits of court, rights etc. in the parishes of 
Wolkenstede, Grenstede, Lyngefeld, Home, Crawle, Borstowe and 
Horle cos. Surrey and Sussex, all which the said Hugh had of the gift 
of John Husee brother of Sir Roger Husee knight, and all lands, rents 
and services of free men and neifs which he has in the parishes aforesaid. 
Witnesses : John de Sancto Claro knight, Roger Dalingrugge, Thomas 
de Leukenore, Richard de Borstowe, William Newdegate, Henry 
atte Helde, Robert de Weston. Dated Heggecourt, 10 June 
39 Edward III. 

Writing of Hugh Craan citizen of Wincliester, being a quitclaim 
M ith warranty to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manors, wood, chapel etc. {described in the foregoing charter). 
Witnesses : John de Sancto Claro knight, Roger Dalingrugge, Richard 
de Borstowe, Thomas de Leukenore, John Boilly, John atte Boure, 
Richard Manfee. Dated Heggecourt, 20 June 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 
8 July. 

Writing of Roger Orwyn of Cambridgeshire, brother and heir of 
William Sheppehird of Coppithall, being a release to John Pernyll 
parker of Coppithall of any suit against him concerning the late 
death of the said William at Coppithall co. Essex. Dated W^est- 
minster, 9 Julj 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 July. 

July 11. William de Swanlond, son and heir of Simon de Swanlond knight 
Westminster, (militis), to Stephen de Cavendish ' draper.' Recognisance for 
100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Middlesex. 

Writing of Thomas de Sutton, being a quitclaim Avith warranty 
to William Home, Roger Digge, Hugh de Staunton, William Digge 
' chaundeler ' and Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, of a messuage 
with appurtenances in Scholane. Dated London, Tuesday the 
Nativity of St. John Baptist 39 Edward III. Witnesses : John Rote, 
Thomas Hermyn, Robert de York, William Sallowe, John Hedyngham, 
Simon atte Nax, Wilham de Bathe, Wilham de Eyette. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 July. 

July 13. Thomas de Shepton parson of Melles co. Somerset, Walter Corb5m 
Westminster, and Richard Tournour citizens [and] tailors of London to William de 
Pikwell parson of Trent. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 13. John de Romesy to William de Sandford clerk. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 120/., to be levied etc. in the city of London. 



39 EDWARD III. 189 



1366. Membrane \^d — cont. 

Charter of John do Rornosy, fifiving with warranty to William do 
Sandford cleik, his heirs, executors or assigns, a messuage and garden 
in Mugwelstroto in tlio parish of St. Olavo London. Witnesses : 
John Osekyn, John de lUitterwyke, William Baldewyne, John 
Baldewyne, Ri(!liard Broke. J)ated London, 14 July 38 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July this year. 

July 12. To Thomas de Lodelowe and his fellows, justices of assizw in Kent. 
Westaiinster. Order to proceed to take an assize of novel disseisin before them 
arraigned by John William citizen and spicer of London and Elizabetli 
his \\ife against Richard son of Benedict de Fulsham late citizen of 
liOndon and Thomas de Thorneton ' pavylonner ' concerning tenements 
in Little Chatham and Great Delse by Rochester so far as regards 
those not in the king's hand and not those taken into his hand, doing 
justice to the parties, the king's former command notwithstanding ; 
as the said plaintiffs put in view 60 acres of land in Little Chatham, 
and upon the certificate of John de Tye escheator in that county 
that he took into the king's hand 60 acres of land in the said town 
which were of the said Benedict for that he found by inquisition, 
by him taken of his office, that the said Benedict at his death held them 
in his demesne as of fee in chief as of Ledes castle by the service of the 
fourth part of one knight's fee, the king commanded the said justices, 
if assured that the premises put in view are the lands so seized by the 
escheator into the king's hand, or any part thereof, not to proceed to 
take the said assize ; and now on behalf of the said John and Elizabeth 
it is shewn the king that the justices purpose not to proceed to take 
the said assize concerning other lands which are not in the king's hand, 
though they are suing for other lands as well as for those which are 
in the king's hand. By C. 



Membrane \M. 

Indenture made at London between Jotm de Romesye and William 
de Sandford clerk, being a defeasance of the above recognisance upon 
condition that the said William, his heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
not be impleaded by the heirs of the said John, by Amice his w^ife 
if she survive him, or by the executors of Margery de Romesye 
who was his mother or of Thomas his brother, or their executors, 
or by any other by virtue of any demise made by the said 
Margery or Thomas of a messuage and garden in Mugwelstrete 
London in the parish of Seynt Olave now held by the said William 
of the said John's gift, so tliat they lose the premises or any part 
thereof ; that no execution shall be made against them by virtue 
of any statute merchant [or] recognisance made in a court of record 
by the said John, his motlier or brother, without their assent and 
contrivance; that the premises or any part thereof shall not be charged 
by any rent charge made by the said John, Margery, Thomas, or his 
or her executors ; or in case the said William, his heirs or executors 
or the assigns of any of them shall plead in chief without the assent 
of the said John or his heirs to any writ touching the premises or part 
thereof, such pleadings to be made at the costs of the said William etc. 
Dated London, Tuesday before St. Margarot 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 16 July. 



190 



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1365. 

July 14. 

East- 
hampstead. 



July 17. 

Strat field 
Mortimer. 



Membrane I8d — cont. 

Richard des Armes is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine 
Bristol, to take of that house such maintenance for life as William 
Alfryd deceased had at the late king's request. By p.s. [26691.] 

Charter- of William son and heir of John de Midelton of Willesden 
CO. Middlesex, giving with warranty to Thomas de Frowyk, his heirs 
and assigns, all his lands, rents and services, with two cottages and the 
curtilages adjoining with hedges and ditches in Nesedon in the parish 
of Willesdon, sometime of Richard de Midelton son of John de Midelton 
the elder. Witnesses : John Barneville, John de Eston, Richard de 
Eston, Thomas Greyby, Ralph Robert, Thomas Raulyn. Dated 
Willesdon, Whitsunday 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Bishops 
Hatfeld co. Hertford, 21 July. 

Indenture made between William son and heir of John de Midelton 
of Willesdon co. Middlesex and Thomas de Erowyk, whereby the said 
Thomas grants that, whereas he has paid for the said WiUiam to Thomas 
Fraunceys 100 marks wherein the said William was bound by a statute 
merchant of 200 marks, the said William and his heirs may enter again 
and hold in their former estate the lands in the said county which the 
said Thomas Frowyk has purchased of him if he or his heirs shall 
after ten years pay or cause to be paid to the said Thomas Frowyk 
or his executors the said sum, and shall meantime find security, such 
as Thomas Frowyk, his heirs or executors or their counsel will appoint, 
not to demise nor alien the same in fee, for life or a term of years ; 
and further whereas the said William is bound to the said Thomas 
Frowyk in 40L by a statute merchant, and by another to the said 
Thomas Fraunceys in 200 marks as aforesaid, the said William grants 
that if the said Thomas de Frowyk, his heirs or assigns, be diminished 
(entagles) or impleaded concerning the premises by reason of any 
deed, contract or annuity by him made, the said statutes shall remain 
in force, and also that whereas he has a windmill in ruins in the parish 
of Willesdon, Thomas de Frowyk may take timber and all that thereto 
pertains and do his will therewith without impeachment of the said 
William in time to come. Witnesses [as the last). Dated Willesdon, 
Monday after Wliitsunday 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment bv the parties at Bishops Hatfeld, 
21 July. 

Writing of William son and heir of John de Midelton of Willesdon 
CO. Middlesex, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de Frowyk, 
his heirs and assigns, of the lands, rents, services, hays, woods etc. 
which the said Thomas has of his grant and demise in the said county. 
Witnesses {as above). Dated Willesdon, Sunday after Easter 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Bishops Hatfeld, 21 July. 

To the master and brethren of the Maison Dieu Dovorre. Request 
to admit to their house John Parker, yeoman of Isabel the king's 
daughter, and to cause maintenance to be thereof ministered to him 
such as John Monjm deceased had at the king's command, making 
him letters patent under their common seal with mention of all that 
he shall so take, for which the king will be bound to them, and 



39 EDWARD III. 



191 



1365. 



Membrane \8d — cont. 



cortifyinc; the kino; by tlio boaror wliat thoy tliink fit to do at this 
request ; as for his good service to the said Isabel the king would 
make provision for maintenance of the said John. By p.s. [26695.] 

July 26. To William Banastrc. Older not to meddle in taking of assizes, 

Windsor, juries and certificates arraigned before whatsoever justices in Salop, 
Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, by 
virtue of the king's late commission appointing him together 
with William de Fyncheden and Roger dc Kirketon justices so to 
do ; as for particular causes the king has thought fit to remove the 
said William Banastre. By K. 

Sept. 1. John Clerevaux of Croft and Thomas de Sancto Quintino to the 
Westminster, abbot of St. Mary York. Joint and several recognisance for 200 marks 
payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire, 

Ilemorandiim that this recognisance was taken by Thomas de 
Ingelby by writ of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files for this 
year. 

Membrane nd. 

Charter of Thomas Cheyne, giving to Thomas Kaignes clerk, Richard 
de Merton knight, William de Bugh'brigge clerk and Matthew de 
Stawell, and to the heirs and assigns of the said Richard, all his lands 
at la Wode in the parish of Chepyngtoriton, and the fifth part of the 
manor of Chepyngtoriton with knights' fees, advowsons of churches, 
mills, meadoW'S, pastures, woods, moors, rents, services, escheats, 
wards, marriages, fairs, markets, liberties etc. to the same belonging. 
Witnesses : Henry Percehay, John Cary, William Cary, John Hydon, 
John Wodebury, Richard Bere. Dated Wednesday the eve of St. 
Philip and St.' James 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 October. 

Writing of Thomas Cheyne, being a letter of attorney to John 
Hydon, William Kelly and John Ic Eir to give Thomas Kaignes clerk, 
Richard de Merton knight, William de Bugh'brigge clerk and 
Matthew de Staw^elle seisin of lands at la Wode and the fifth part of the 
manor of Chepyngtoryton with knights' fees etc., according to the 
foregoing charter. Dated {as the last.) 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 October. 

Writing of Ralph son and heir of Thomas Cook, giving w ith warranty 
to Hugh de Segrave, his heirs and assigns, a rent of 13s. M., 4 quarters 
2 bushels of wheat and 4 quarters 2 bushels of barley to him payable 
by Edward Fretheby, Joan his wife and Alice their daughter, his tenants 
for their lives by demise of the said Ralph, of all the lands sometime of 
the said Thomas his father in Northmortone, two cottages in the said 
town held for life by William W^ebbe and Joan his wife by like 
demise excepted, and the reversion of the premises ; also the rent of 
4.S. arising of the said two cottages, and the reversion thereof. 

Jolyf, William Young, Walter Young, Thomas 
Dorkecestre, Monday after St. Fredeswyde 



Witnesses : Roger 
Catewy. Dated 
39 Edward III. 
Memorandum of 



acknowledgment, 22 October. 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane V,d — cont. 

Writing of Ralph son and heir of Thomas Cook of Dorkecestre, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Hugh de Segrave, his heirs and 
assigns, of all lands in the towns of Dorkecestre, Clifton, Bredecote 
and Chesulhampton which descended to him by inheritance after his 
said father's death. Dated Dorkecestre, Saturday after St. Fredeswide 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 October. 

Membrane \M. 

Charter of Richard de Bannebury rector of Wenyngton and Thomas 
Branketre rector of St. Alban in Wcdestrete, giving with warranty to 
William de Kuynenton and Margery his wife, their heirs and assigns, 
the messuage with houses thereupon built, the quay adjoining etc. 
which they lately had of the gift and feoffment of the said William 
and Margery in the parish of St. Benet atte Wodewharf in the ward 
of Baynardescastel London, situate between a tenement of the prior 
of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld on the west, a tenement of the said 
William and Margery on the east, the high way called Thamisestrete 
on the north to the river Thamise on the south ; Adam de Bury being 
then mayor of the city of London, Simon de Mordon and John de 
Mitf ord sheriffs, John Tornegold alderman of the ward. Wi tnesses : 
William Strokelady, John Curteys, William Stote, John de Redyng, 
John de Somcrton. Dated London, 9 April 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
3 October. 

Oct. 14. Robert Bakester of Hedon to Alan Palmer. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 16L, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Yorkshire. 

Writing of William bishop of Winchester, granting that the manor of 
Tenhyde co. Wiltes, now held of him for life by Maud \^ ho was wife of 
Robert Seleman knight with reversion to the said bishop and his heirs, 
shall remain to the rector and brethren of the house of Edyndon and 
to their successors, according to the licences of the king and other the 
chief lords, with warranty of the said manor. Dated his manor of 
Southwerk, Sunday after St. Luke 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 October. 

Oct. 27. John de Shordyche* of Hakeneye to William de Morton. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 50 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Middlesex. 

Writing of Thomas de Rokeby knight, confirming the estate of 
Richard le Scrope knight in the manor of Brigenhale, with a quitclaim 
thereof to the said Richard, his heirs and assigns. Witnesses : John 
Moubray, Thomas de Musgrave, Thomas de Ingelby, Brian de Stapilton 
knights. Dated London, Monday the eve of St. Simon and St. Jude 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 October. 

Oct. 28. Gerard de Usflet to Elizabeth Latymer and John de Repynghale. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 20Z. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said John. 



39 EDWARD III. 



193 



1365. 



Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16d — cont. 

Writing of William do Notton, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Williatn do Fynchoden, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, rents and 
services which he has of the gift of the said William de Notton in 
Wolvelay and Notton co. York. Dated Westminster, Sunday before 
St. Simon and St. Jude 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 October. 

Nicholas de Tamworth knight, who is sailing on the king's service 
to parts over sea, appoints John de Thamworth clerk his attorney 
for one year to receive his rents and debts, make acquittances, cancel 
recognisances etc. 

Membrane 15d. 

Walter Walssh to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40Z., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of 
Suthampton. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Eavensere treasurer 
of the said queen. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 24. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 
Westminster. 



Lawrence de Lymford to William de Sancto Omero. 
for 40/., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 



Recognisance 



Philip Mongomory to Peter prior of St. Saviour Bermondeseye. 
Recognisance for 40?., to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

W^illiam Rounfare of Skirlagh to Thomas de Reverie and Thomas de 
Wilton of Yorkshire. Recognisance for 200/., to be levied etc. in 
Yorkshire. 

Thomas de Aldoun knight to Adam de Karlill citizen and draper of 
London. Recognisance for 50/., to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Charter of Thomas de Kyngeston knight, being a grant with warranty 
to Peter Pipard, his heirs and assigns for ever, of the manor of Little 
Sutton with all lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents and services 
etc. in Great Sutton, Nywenham andCrokerton, and 14 acres of meadow 
in Putmede by Busshepestrowe, to him leased for life by the said 
Thomas and to his assigns, and to his executors or assigns for two 
years after his death, at a yearly rent of 15 quarters of wheat. 8 
quarters of dredge and 7 quarters of oats for all services, together 
with the rents and services of the free tenants of the said manor 
which were excepted in the first demise and the reversion of the 
tenements of tenants for life of the same. Witnesses : LawTence de 
Sancto Martino, Walter atte Berghe, Thomas Hungerford, Michael 
Skillyng, William Worfton, Nicholas Bonham, Henry Estlynton. 
Dated Little Sutton, Monday the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 October. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing charter, upon condition 
that Peter Pipard or his assigns during his life, and his executors or assigns 
for two years after, shall peaceably hold the manor of Litel Sutton 
with lands, meadows, pastures, rents, services and reversions in Michel 

E 13 



194 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 15d — cont. 

Sutton, Nywenham, Crokerton and Putmede by Busshepestrowe 
which he has of the lease and grant of Sir [Thomas] de Kyngeston, 
the reversion of a rent therein held for life by Sir John de Kyngeston 
son of the said Thomas with reversion to Sir Thomas and his heirs 
excepted, so that they be not put out nor impleaded by the said 
Sir Thomas, Maud his wife or their heirs nor by any other by true action, 
charge, recognisance, statute merchant or other charge earlier than 
this date made by Sir Thomas or his ancestors, nor by debt, charge 
or demand towards the king or any other, or else that Sir Thomas shall 
cause John his son and heir to grant and confirm to the said Peter, his 
executors or assigns, for the term aforesaid the said manor lands etc., 
the said reversion excepted. Dated Litel Sutton, Tuesday after the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 26 October. 

Membrane 1M. 

Writing of Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, being a quitclaim to 
Joan who was wife of John de Coupland and to her heirs of all lands, 
rents and services of free men and neifs or of tenants at will sometime 
of her said husband as well in Northumberland as in the bishopric 
of Durham, the lands, rents and services which were his in the towns 
of Shotton and Holtale in the said county excepted. Dated London, 
Thursday before All Saints 39 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, being a quitclaim to 
Joan who was wife of John de Coupland and to her heirs of the lands, 
rents and services, neifs and all that goes with them now held by the 
said Joan in the counties of Berewyk and Rokesburgh. Witnesses : 
Robert de Colville, James le Lorayn, Robert de Wodeford, John 
Kerre, James Watson. Dated Rokesburgh, Thursday after All Saints 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 20 
November. 

Writing of Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, being a release to Joan 
who was wife of John de Coupland and her heirs of the warranty of 
messuages, lands, rents, services etc. in the town of Holtale co. 
Northumberland whereto she and her heirs are bound by divers charters 
and deeds of feoffment and release in regard to all the lands therein 
contained which were of Sir William Heroun in Holtale, saving to the 
said Thomas, his heirs and assigns, all advantages of such warranty 
as against the said Joan and her heirs. Dated London, Wednesday 
after St. Nicholas 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 10 December. 

Charter of Joan who was wife of John de Coupland in her widowhood, 
giving with warranty to Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, his heirs and 
assigns, all her messuages, lands, rents, woods, hays, waters, ponds, 
rivers, fish ponds, water mills, windmills, ways, paths, bondages, 
homages, wards, reliefs, marriages, escheats, turbaries, moors 
marshes, wastes, suits, reversions, meadows, feedings, pastures, services 
of free men and neifs etc. in the town of Schotton co. Northumberland 
whereof her said husband was seised. Witnesses : Sir Alan de Heeton 



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195 



1365. 



Membrane IM — cont. 



knight, Sir Homy do Havcrynglon kniglit, Thomas Muscliatuio, Jolin de 
Dichaudo, John do Houbuiuo, John do Ahunvyk, Ii(>my do Burton 
clerk. Dated Schotton, Saturday tlic foast of All Saints 39 lOdward III. 

Charter of Joan who was wife of John de Coupland in her widowhood, 
giving with warranty to Thomas son of Roger do Holtale, his heirs 
and assigns, all her messuages, lands etc. {as above) in the town of 
Holtale CO. Northumberland whereof her said husband was seised. 
Witnesses : Sir Alan de Heeton knight, Tliomas Muschance, Roger 
son of Adam de Brankeston, Walter son of Adam de Holtale, Adam 
Brouno, Robert de Plaxton, Henry de Burton clerk. Dated Holtale, 
Saturday the feast of all Saints 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 
20 November. 

Indenture made between Joan who was wife of John de Coupland 
and Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, being a release to the said Thomas 
and his heirs of a warranty wherein they were bound to the said Joan 
and to lier heirs by a fine levied in the king's court of certain manors, 
moieties of manors and lands therein comprised, saving the advantage 
thereof as against the said Thomas and his heirs. Dated London, the 
morrow of St. Martin 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 20 November. 

Nov. 10. John de Asshe to Robert de Muskham clerk. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 10 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 




Membrane IZd. 

Writing of John Beneyt, being a quitclaim with warranty to John 
James of Walyngford and his heirs of the tenements in the parish of 
Mary the less Walyngford, situate betw^een the churchyard of Mary 
the less to the north and a tenement sometime of John Andrew towards 
the south, the heads abutting upon the highway from Fysshameles 
to Southgate tow^ards the west and a lane called la Wodestrete towards 
the east. Witnesses : Nicholas Payable then mayor of the borough 
of Walyngford, Thomas Restwold, Walter Yonge, Henry Deem, 
Nicholas Tannere, Richard atte Felde, Henry Redyng, Robert Boty, 
Roger Milbourne. Dated Walyngford, 2 October 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 October. 

Oct, 29. Thomas Waryn of Somerset to Thomas Cheyne the king's esquire 
Westminster, {scutifero) and John Philipot citizen of London. Recognisance for 
2001. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Writing of John Laundels, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
John de Bleobury clerk, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Fernham 
CO. Berks. Witnesses : Gilbert de Shotesbroke, Roger Jolyf , Thomas 
de Themeso, John Waldene, John de Eiton. Dated Shalyngford, 
9 August 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 31 October. 



196 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Memhrane 13(Z — cont. 

Writing of Robert de Aspale parson of Warneford, being an 
acquittance to Elizabeth who was wife of John de Aspale knight for 
20/. received by the hands of Adam parson of Cokefeld in full payment 
of her bond in 80/. Dated Westminster, Monday the feast of 
Michaelmas 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 November. 

Charter of Thomas de Aldoun knight, giving with warranty to 
Sir Bartholomew Burgherssh knight, his heirs and assigns, his manor 
of Burgherssh with all lands, rents, services etc. thereto belonging. 
Witnesses : William Hichyngham, John Waleys, John Seint Cler 
knights, Richard Hurst, John de Asshebournham, Roger de 
Asshebournham. Dated Henden co. Kent, 3 November 39 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas de Aldoun knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Sir Bartholomew Burgherssh kiiight, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor of Burgherssh with all lands etc. thereto belonging. 
Witnesses [as the last). Dated Henden co. Kent, 5 November 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 6 November. 

Indenture of accord between Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh and 
Sir Walter de Pavely of the one part and Sir Thomas Daldoun of the 
other part touching certain debates and pleas between them moved, 
that the said Sir Thomas, by fine levied by himself and his wife and 
otherwise as counsel shall appoint, shall assure to Sir Bartholomew 
the manor of Burghersh and all members and parcels thereto 
pertaining discharged of all charges save the lordship of the fee ; 
that the said Sir Walter has released a yearly rent of 40/. which 
Sir Thom-as granted to him and to his heirs for release of certain manors 
claimed by Sir Walter as his heritage in tail ; that he shall also release 
to Sir Thomas the reversion of the lands of his heritage on his father's 
side, and not on his mother's side, which ought to come to him in case 
Sir Thomas should die without issue male of his body, for which release 
Sir Thomas shall enfeoff Sir Walter and his heirs for ever of the manor 
of Stoutyng, the appurtenances, members and parcels thereof, with 
10/. issuing of parcel of the manor of Boughton and the tenants 
thereof (who shall be specified by name), of that part (if any) which 
is not entailed ; that so soon as Sir Walter shall be by Sir Thomas 
enfeoffed of 50/. of land and rent in Kent in a manor of so much clear 
value by extent, without impeachment of entail or other action or charge, 
so that Sir Walter shall new build or repair the houses thereof and 
Sir Thomas shall pay his costs in so doing. Sir Walter shall again 
enfeoff Sir Thomas of the manor of Stoutyng and the rent aforesaid 
as fully as he had the same by feoffment of Sir Thomas ; and that for 
performance of this bargain Sir Walter shall give Sir Thomas 100 marks, 
which sum is fully paid. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 November. 

Writing of Thomas de Maundeville knight, being a release to Robert 
de Marny knight of all executions and of all personal actions, plaints 
and demands to date, an action for 100 marks upon his bond excepted. 
Dated London, 19 November 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 November. 



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1366. Memuuane I'ld. 

Indenture made between Thomas de Maundevillc knight and 
Robert de Marny knight, being a demise and grant to the said Robert, 
his lieirs and assigns, of the hinds, refits and services lield jointly and 
severally by Bartholomew Deumars and Robert Pycot and lately held 
by John Fabol in Horndon, except whatsoever the said Robert [de 
Marny] had in that town of the grant or feoffment of Mary who was 
wife of Thomas Fabel, with warranty thereof quit of all actions and 
charges by any persons whatsoever from 1 March 27 Edward III 
to this date, so that the grantor nor his heirs be not bound by virtue 
hereof to warrant, acquit or discharge the premises of actions or 
charges for any cause arising before 1 March aforesaid. Witnesses : 
William de Wauton, Hugh de Badewe knights, Hugh Malgraf, Thomas 
Belhous. Robert fitz William, John Bolyngton, John de Berden. Dated 
Horndon, 9 April 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Writing of Robert Pykot citizen and draper of London, being 
a quitclaim to Robert de Marny knight of the manor of Ardernhalle 
in Horndon and of all lands, rents and services etc. sometime of Thomas 
Fabel w hich the said Robert de Marny has in the town of Horndon. 
Dated London, 16 November 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Writing of John Fabel, son and heir of Thomas Fabel, being a grant 
and quitclaim with warranty to Robert de Marny knight, his heirs 
and assigns, of the manor of Ardernhalle in Horndon and all other 
lands, rents and services etc. sometime of the said Thomas his father 
which the said Robert has in the town of Horndon, and in the towns 
of Great Totliam, Little Totham, Hebregge, Wykham and Goldhangre 
CO. Essex ; and a general release of all executions, and of all personal 
actions, plaints and demands. Dated London, 17 November 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, being a quitclaim to Thomas de 
Maundeville knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor and advowson 
of Falkebourne, all lands, woods, meadows, reversions, rents and 
services, villeins, villenages etc. sometime of Thomas Fabel in the 
towns of Falkebourne, Witham, Fairstede, Hatfeld Peverell, Wodeham 
Wauter, Terlyng, Retyngdon, Wodeham Mortymer and Ultyng, and 
all lands, woods etc. late of John Troye and after of Thomas Fabel 
in the toA^n of Fairstede, certain lands called Cierkestenement in 
Hatfeld aforesaid late of William Fabel excepted. Witnesses: Sir 
John de Sutton the elder, John Gernoun, John de Sutton the 
younger, Richard de Sutton, Gilbert de Stanford knights. Dated 
Horndon, 9 April 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Writing of Thomas de Maundeville knight, being a quitclaim to 
Robert de Marny knight, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, rents and 
services etc. held jointly and severally by Bartholomew Deumars 
and Robert Pykot and lately held by John Fabel in Horndon, except 
whatsoever the said Robert de Marny had in that town of the 
feoffment of Mary who was wife of Thomas Fabel, which lands the said 



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Sir Thomas lately demised and granted by writing indented to the said 
Robert de Marny, and wa,rranty of the premises quit and discharged 
of all actions and charges by any persons whatsoever from 1 March 
27 Edward III to 9 April last, except certain actions by the said 
Robert de Marny begun, and the issues, fines and amercements affecting 
the said Bartholomew, so that the said Thomas nor his heirs be not 
hereby bound to warrant, acquit or discharge the premises of actions 
or charges arising before 1 March aforesaid ; and quitclaim of all 
lands, rents and services etc. which the said Robert de Marny lately 
had of the feoffment of the said Mary in the town of Horndon with 
like warrant3^ Dated London, 17 November 39 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Nov. 20. John abbot of Coumbe, for himself and the convent, to Richard de 
Westminster. Stoke of Coventre. Recognisance for 80 marks payable by instalments , 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Warwickshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Anthony de Lucy, being a bond to Alice Perers of London 
in 1,000 marks payable at London in the lodging of the bishop of 
Hereford near Aldefisshestrete at Easter next. Dated London, 
18 November 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November. 

Membrane Ud. 

Charter of Thomas de Aldoun knight, giving with warranty to 
Sir Walter Pavely of Hulprynton knight, his heirs and assigns, his 
manor of Stoutyng with the hundred, park, knights' fees, advowsons etc. 
thereto belonging, and all his lands, rents and services in the town of 
Stanford. Witnesses : John Kyriel, Stephen de Valence, John 
BrokliuU knights, William Pympe, William Apoldrefeld. Dated 
Henden, 1 November 39 Edward III; 

Writing of Thomas de Aldoun knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Sir Walter Pavely of Hulprynton knight, his heirs and 
assigns, of the manor of Stoutyng and lands, rents and services in 
Stanford {as above). Witnesses {as above). Dated Henden, 3 
November 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 6 November. 

Indenture made at Hendene 5 November 39 Edward III, between 
Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight and Sir Thomas de Aldoun 
knight, being the defeasance of a statute mercliant of 2,000 marks, 
upon condition that the said Sir Thomas and Elizabeth his wife shall 
come in the Common Bench at Westminster and by fine there levied 
shall acknowledge the manor of Burgherssh to be the right of the said 
Sir Bartholomew and of his heirs, making a quitclaim thereof for 
themselves and the heirs of the said Elizabeth, and binding them 
and her heirs to warranty, and shall acknowledge the manor of 
Stoutyng with the hundred, fees and advowsons, the lands, rents and 
services in Stanford to the same pertaining, and 101. of rent issuing 
from the lands of tenants held for life or in fee in the manor of Boutton 



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199 



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or in parcel thereof (sucli parcel to be at the choice of Sir Walter de 
Pavely) to be the right of the said Sir Walter and his heirs, making to 
them a quitclaim theieof, and binding themselves and the heirs of the 
said Elizabeth to A\arranty, and to dicharge the said manors of all 
charges as of recognisances, statutes merchant, annuities, debts to 
the king etc. by the said Thomas made since he has been tenant of 
the same, and that before the quinzainc of Hilary next he shall 
cause the said P]lizabeth his wife to be jointly enfeoffed of 40/. of land 
or rent for her life. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 November. 

Nov. 6. John de Cherleton of Middlesex to Henry de Ingelby and Thomas 

Westminster, de Neuby clerks. Recognisance for 80/. payable by instalments; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Middlesex. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John shall 

pay 201. at All Saints next and 20/. at the Purification following. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas. 

Writing of Joan who was wife of John de Coupland in her widowhood, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas son of Roger de Holtale, 
his heirs and assigns, of all messuages, lands, rents and services of free 
men and neif s which the said Thomas has of her gift and feoffment 
or otherwise whatsoever in the town of Holtale co. Northumberland, 
and of her gift and feoffment in the town of Schotton in the same county. 
Dated Holtale, Monday after St. Nicholas bishop 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 December. 

Indenture made between Thomas de Holtale and Joan who was wife 
of John de Coupland, being a release to the said Joan and her heirs 
of a warranty of three messuages, 72 acres of land and 10 acres of 
meadow sometime of Sir William Heroun in the town of Holtale, 
whereto they were bound by fine levied in the king's court as to 
warranty of the manors of Shotton and Holtale in the said fine 
comprised, saving always to the said Thomas, his heirs and assigns, 
the advantage of the said warranty as against the said Joan and her 
heirs. Dated London, the morrow of St. Martin 39 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 20 November. 

Membrane lOd. 

Nov. 18. Alan son of Theobald de Twytham to Margaret who was wife of 
Westminster. Thomas de Brokhull knight. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Alan son of Theobald de Twytham of Kent, being a bond 
to Margaret Avho was wife of Thomas de Brokhull knight in 100/. 
payable at Christmas next at Lillyngston co. Kent. Dated 
Lumbarstrete ward London, 18 November 39 Edward III. 

Memorandiim of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance and bond, 
upon condition that Alan son of Theobald de Twytham of Kent, 
his heirs or executors, shall pay to Margaret who was wife of 



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Thomas de Brokhull knight, her executors or assigns, in her manor of 
Lullyngston co. Kent 101. within the quinzaine of Christmas next, lOl. 
within the quinzaine of Midsummer following, and so from term to 
term and year to year until lOOl. be fully paid. Dated Lumbardstrete 
ward London, 19 {sic) November 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 November. 

Writing of Margaret who was wife of Thomas de Brokhull knight, 
being a release to Alan son and heir of Theobald de TAvytham of all 
actions for wardship, marriage and forfeiture of marriage, and general 
release of all other actions real and personal, reciting that the wardship 
of the body and lands of the said Alan was in the king's hand by reason 
of the temporalities of the archbishop of Caunterbire in his hand, 
and was with his marriage granted by the king to Sir Thomas de 
Brokhell her husband, and came to her hand as his executrix. Dated 
Godeneston, Sunday after St. Martin 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November. 

Charter of John de Bourgcher knight, giving with warranty to 
Sir Rabert de Naillyngherst clerk, Clement Spice, John de Sudbury, 
Roger Ketrich, Richard de Naillyngherst and John Bek his manor 
of Little Maldon with the advowsons of Bilegh abbey and the hospital 
of St. Giles Maldon, all ' le kay ' in Maldon and ' le crane,' a messuage 
by ' le kay ' with solar, shops, cellars etc. lying between ways leading 
to ' le kay ' on either side, to have and hold during the life of the said 
Sir Robert, and to his executors or assigns for one year after, 
granting that during his life they shall not be impeached of waste, 
with reversion to the grantor after the term aforesaid. Witnesses : 
John Waryn, William de Maldon, Thomas de Maldon, Henry Algor, 
Walter de Wotton, Thomas Huglet. Dated Maldon, 23 February 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November this year. 

Writing of Alice Perreres of London, being the defeasance of a bond 
of Anthony de Lucy (above, p. 198) in 1,000 marks payable at London 
in the lodging of the bishop of Hereford near Aldefisstrete at Easter 
next, upon condition that the said Anthony when in peaceful possession 
of the manor of Roddeston which descends to him after the death of 
Sir Thomas de Lucy his father, the king's hand being removed, within 
40 days after livery to him made shall by his deed make an estate 
thereof for life to the said Alice, saving the reversion to the said Anthony 
and his heirs. Dated London, 19 November 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November. 

Memorandum that on 20 May 40 Edward III, the said Alice came in 
chancery and acknowledged that all conditions in this writing contained 
were fulfilled, craving that the enrolment thereof be cancelled ; and it is 
cancelled accordingly. 

Nov. 21. David Strabolgi earl of Atholl to Richard de Ravenser clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 201., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Lincolnshire. 

Memorandum that on 14 November 39 Edward III in the chancery 
at Westminster before the chancellor appeared Sir Thomas de Osgotby, 
Sir Thomas de Miton and Sir John de Neuburgh vicars of the choir of 



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1305. Membrane lOd — cont. 

St. Peter's cluiich York in a cause touching contempts by them com- 
^ mitted against the king and Master Jolin de Branketre treasurer of the 

said church, being then present, who came to the king's service at his 
command from his residence not completed, for wrongs, hurt and 
violence by the said vicars and either of them done to the said 
treasurer, his ministers and household, as contained in the petition 
and bill of the said treasurer by him delivered to the council and read 
before the said vicars ; and after long debate the said vicars and every 
of them submitted themselves to the said treasurer's grace concerning 
all and singular the matters therein contained in case they should in 
future be found blameworthy touching the same, but if he should be 
too hard to them they submitted themselves wholly to the order and 
\Aill of the council, promising to perform \\hatsoever the said treasurer 
and the council sliould order, and furthermore found sureties for their 
good behaviour towards the said treasurer, his household and ministers, 
namely Master John de Branketre, David de Wollore and Henry de 
Barton canons of the said church, Richard de Ravenser provost of 
St. John Beverley and Master John de Waltham sacrist of the chapel 
of St. Mary and the Angels in the church of York, who mainperned 
for the said vicars. 

Nov. 27. Thomas Large the elder, Richard Coker and John Bey vyn to John de 
Westminster. Bisshopestou clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 40'., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 9d. 

Nov. 19. Thomas de Maundevylle knight and John son and heir of Thomas 
Westminster. Fabel to Robert de Marny knight. Recognisance for 200Z., to be 
levied etc. in Essex. * 

Thomas de Maundevylle knight and John son and heir of Thomas 
Fabel to Robert de Marny knight. Recognisance for 100^., to be levied 
etc. in Essex. 

Indenture made between Sir Robert de Marny of the one part and 
Sir Thomas de Maundeville and John Fabel son and heir of Thomas 
Fabel of the other part, '\\'itnessing that whereas Sir Thomas has by 
charter enfeofied Sir Robert of all lands, rents and services held jointly 
and severally by Robert Pykot and Bartholomew Deumars and some- 
time by the said John in the town of Horndon, except so much as 
Sir Robert had of the grant or feoffment of Mary who was wife of 
Thomas Fabel, and is thereby bound to warranty thereof quit of 
actions or charges made by Sir Thomas, John Fabel and Robert Pykot 
or any other from 1 March 27 Edward III to the date of the said 
charter save actions and charges made or begun by Sir Robert and 
issues, fines and amercements affecting the said Bartholomew ; and 
whereas the said Sir Thomas and John have severally by their writings 
granted and released to Sir Robert, his heirs and assigns, all claim in the 
tenements above excepted, and Sir Thomas by the same writing 
shall warrant those tenements quit of actions and charges made or 
begun between the dates aforesaid with the same exception ; and 
whereas for security of the premises Sir Thomas and John are bound 
to Sir Robert in 300Z. by the two foregoing recognisances, Sir Robert 



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grants that these shall not be put in execution save only under any 
of the following conditions, to wit if Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, 
be put out of the said tenements or parcel thereof in the life of 
Sir Thomas or of Thomas his son by any who shall have a true title 
beginning by any person between the aforesaid dates, save actions 
begun by Sir Robert, Sir Thomas or his said son after his death being 
warned by proclamation made in the parish church of Blake Nuttele 
CO. Essex on a Sunday during the solemnization of high mass in the 
hearing of the parishioners, and they, their heirs or assigns failing 
within half a year after such Avarning to give Sir Robert or his heirs 
the value of the tenements so lost with the value of the extent thereof ; 
or if Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, shall lose the said tenements or 
any parcel thereof by true action begun between the aforesaid dates 
by suit wherein is no voucher given, save actions begun by Sir Robert, 
and Sir Thomas or his said son, being warned as aforesaid, their 
heirs or assigns, shall not within half a year after such warning 
cause them to have the value as aforesaid ; or if Sir Robert, 
his heirs or assigns, shall in the life time of Sir Thomas or of 
his said son be impleaded concerning the said tenements or 
parcel thereof by true action begun between the aforesaid dates, 
save actions begun by Sir Robert, and may by law vouch Sir 
Thomas or his said son, and shall so vouch either of them, and the 
vouchee shall have no lands in Essex whereby he may be summoned, 
by cause whereof the return shall be ' sequatur suo periculo,' and 
then the vouchee shall not come so that the lands demanded shall be 
lost by execution or lawful entry of those who shall recover them 
against Sir Robert, and the said Sir Thomas, his said son, their heirs 
or assigns shall not within half a year after warning thereof cause 
Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns to have the value as aforesaid ; or if 
Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, be so impleaded by action begun between 
the said dates, save actions begun by act of Sir Robert, and may vouch 
Sir Thomas or his said son, and the vouchee having lands in the said 
county shall make default so that the land be lost by such default 
or after their entering into warranty, and in either case Sir Thomas, 
his said son, their heirs or assigns shall not within half a year after 
warning cause them to have the value as aforesaid ; or if in the life 
time of Sir Thomas or of his said son any true charge be demanded 
and levied of the said tenements or parcel thereof by compulsion of 
law by true cause begun between the said dates by Sir Thomas, John 
Fabel and Robert Pykot or any of them or by any other, those begun 
by Sir Robert and fines, issues and amercements affecting the said 
Bartholomew excepted ; or if in the life time of Sir Thomas or of his 
said son any true charge begun as aforesaid shall be demanded and 
levied against Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, in the said tenements 
by the said John released or in parcel thereof, and that by act of 
Sir Thomas and John or either of them or by any other having an 
estate by them, those begun by Sir Robert and fines, issues and amerce- 
ments affecting the said Bartholomew excepted, and Sir Thomas, 
his said son, their heirs or assigns, after Morning as aforesaid shall not 
within half a year pay the same or recompense Sir Robert, his heirs 
or assigns, for so much as shall have been lawfully paid or levied of their 
lands, goods or chattels ; or if in the life time of Sir Thomas or of his 
said son Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, shall lose the said tenements 
or parcel thereof upon a true title begun before the livery thereof, 



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and Sir Thomas or liis said son upon warning thereof shall not within 
six months cause tliem to have the vahie as aforesaid by the half year, 
and so from time to time during the life of either of tliem, upon any 
default the said recognisances shall be for execution and not othcrw ise ; 
if Sir Thomas, his said son, their heirs or assigns in time to come 
shall do to Sir Robert, his heirs or assigns, to the value of the said 
tenements as aforesaid, they shall be discharged of actions and 
recoveries by writ of warranty of charter for so much thereof, the 
warranty remaining in force for the residue of the premises ; and if 
all tJie covenants herein contained shall by Sir Thomas and his said 
son be on their part performed, the said recognisances shall after their 
death be delivered up by Sir Robert or by his executors. Dated 
London, 20 November 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 20 November. 

Membrane 8d. 

Indenture made between the king of the one part and Nicholas 
Prille of Lodelowe and John de Northbury of the other part, being 
a lease of the subsidy upon cloth for sale in the counties of Warrewyk, 
Leycestre, Stafford and Salop granted to the king by the lords and 
commons of the realm to have release of the forfeiture of alnage 
thereupon laid of old time, for four years from this date rendering to the 
king 51 marks a year at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, 
and taking the third part of forfeited cloths etc. {as above, p. 70). 
Dated Westminster, 20 June 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Roger Cheyne sheriff of Salop by writ received 
the mainpernors of the said farmers, namely Richard Prille, John 
Cheyne, Roger de Lydeneye and Thomas de Ry, who mainperned to 
answer for the said farm in default of payment thereof, and that 
the farmers should exercise their office in accordance with this inden- 
ture and with their commission and not otherwise. 

[F<£dera.'\ 

Like indentures are made with the following : 

Worcestershire. Henry Seint Johan of Wircestre for three years 
from Michaelmas last with the third part of the forfeitures, 
rent 465. Sd. a year, by mainprise of John Frank of Wyrcestre. 
Dated Westminster, 5 October. 

Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset. Robert Cheddre, Walter de 
Temedebury and William Cheddre for three years from Michael- 
mas next with the third part of the forfeitures, rent 152?. a year, 
by mainprise of Walter de Aldebury clerk and John de 
Sekynton. Dated Westminster, 20 June. 

Lincolnshire and Roteland. John de Wyford {or Wykford) 
clerk for one year from 5 May next with the moiety of the 
forfeitures, rent 2\l. Dated Westminster, 12 November. 
Mainpernors : Roger Costantyn, Robert Godman goldsmyth 
citizens of London, and John de Bradle parson of Whitchirch. 

Norffolk and Suffolk. William Gerard of Norwiz for three years 
from 5 May next with the moiety of the forfeitures, rent 30Z. 
a year. Dated Westminster, 21 November. Mainpernors : 
John de Foxele of Norwiz and John Frere of Derham the son of 
Norffolk. 



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Wiltes. William Wyther of Dorchestre for three years from 
Michaelmas last with the third part of the forfeitures, rent 
631. 6s. 8d. a year. Dated Westminster, 12 October. Main- 
pernors : Thomas Staunton of Yepe, Richard Gerard of 
Dorchestre and John Benet of Dorchestre co. Dorset. French. 

[Feeder a.] 

Indenture made between the king and John de Mottesfonte, being 
a like lease of the subsidy upon cloth for sale in the county of 
Suthampton from Michaelmas last until the same feast next following 
rendering 201. at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, taking 
all forfeited cloths etc. as above, mutatis m^Uandis. Dated West- 
minster, 20 October. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas Micheldevre and Thomas Austyn of the 
said county were mainpernors for payment of the said John's farm. 

[Ihid.-] 

Like indentures are made with the following : 

Surrey and Sussex. Walter Wodelond from Michaelmas last 
for two years with all forfeitures, rent 8Z. a year, by mainprise 
of William Grof ham of London ' iremongere ' and John de 
Notingham of Dorkynge co. Surrey. Dated Westminster, 
12 October. French. 

[Ihid.-] 

Membrane Id. 

Nov. 24. Ralph prior of Plympton to John de Asshe of Otryton. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40/., to be levied, in default -of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in Devon. 

Indenture made at Westminster 25 November 39 Edward III 
between the prior of Plympton and John de Aisshe, being a defeasance 
of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that the said prior 
and his convent shall put their common seal to a deed granting to the 
said John a corrody {Latin text follows), and that they shall put him 
or his attorney in seisin thereof when required ; defeasance also of 
a bond of the said prior in 40Z. payable at the Purification next, upon 
condition that the prior shall on Mid Lent Sunday next. pay to him 
or his attorney at Plympton 101., and at Michaelmas following 10/. 
French. 

By the letters indented above recited, Ralph de Paciencia prior of 
Plympton and the convent, at the king's request, grant to John de 
Aisshe for life a chamber and stable in the said priory, taking every 
year one gown with furring, shoes, candles and horse shoes as one of 
their esquires, and every day two white loaves and one barley loaf, 
two messes of meat of the kitchen as a canon of the house and two 
gallons of the convent ale whether present or absent, but if when 
present he shall mess at the prior's table or elsewhere at the cost of the 
house he shall on those days take nothing of bread, of the kitchen 
or of ale ; granting also to his groom every year one gown of the 
suit of the prior's grooms, and when they shall be present only, every 
day meat and drink, and hay and oats for one horse, as the groom 
and horse of one of their esquires have. Dated Plympton, Sunday 
before St. Katherine the same year. 

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Dec. 1. John de Gnatyshale of Norwich and WilHam his brother to Simon 

Westminster, bishop of Ely. Joint and several recognisance for 50 marks, to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Norffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that on Tuesday 2 December this year William de 
Dalton clerk, appearing in chancery, produced certain articles against 
him set forth by William de Tyrynglon clerk before the council and 
his answers to the same in writing, which articles laid upon the said 
, William de Dalton that he made certain suits in the court of Rome 

to the hurt of the king and realm, and were to him delivered by the 
council for answer at his petition ; and the chancellor handed the said 
articles and answers for inspection to John Knyvet chief justice and 
Robert de Thorpe chief justice of the Common Bench, bidding them 
on the king's behalf to consult thereupon and make an end thereof, 
who said that they were departing [deviarent) on the morrow, and in 
so short a time might not fully debate the business, wherefore with the 
assent of William de Tiryngton a day is given to both parties in the 
octaves of St. Hilary next to be before the council in order to do and 
receive what shall be lawful in that behalf. And thereupon William de 
Dalton appoints as his attorneys Guy de Brian and Michael de 
Ravendale clerk. 

Writing of Henry ' in the Hale ' citizen and fishmonger of London, 
being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to Robert Pycot citizen 
and draper of London and Maud his wife and to the heirs and assigns 
of the said Robert of all the lands, rents and services, and the reversion 
thereof, which Joan, who was wife of John ' in the Hale ' of Reynham, 
late brother of Henry, held for life in Bolevaune, Esthorndon, Langedon 
and Bartlesden co. Essex, and by writing indented granted and demised 
her estate to the said Robert and Maud, and the reversion whereof 
the said Henry lately granted to them. Witnesses : John Warde, 
Robert de Hatfeld, John de Someresham, Bartholomew Deumarcz, 
John de Edendon. Dated London, 4 March 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December this year. 

Nov. 18. To William de Shareshull and John de Swynnerton of Hulton. 
Westminster. Order to stay altogether until further order the execution of the king's 
commission of gaol delivery at Stafford gaol to them and others 
made; as in singular the counties of the realm the king by letters 
patent has appointed justices for delivery of all gaols therein. By C. 
The like to the said William and to Philip de Lutteleye, to stay 
a gaol delivery at Worcester castle. By C. 

Membrane Qd. 

Charter of William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury and lord of 
the Isle of Mann, giving v.ith warranty to Richard de Chaddeslee his 
clerk, his heirs and assigns, for good service, his manor of Malberthorp 
with the hamlets of Thidelthorp, Foulesthorp and Hotoft co. Lincoln, 
the knights' fees, liberties, free customs, rents and services of free 
and villein tenants, wreck of the sea, wards, marriages etc. Witnesses : 
Sir Brian de Stapelton, Sir John de Muriet, Sir Edmund de Domere 
knights, Sir Richard de Ravenser clerk, Walter Guphey, William de 
Kandlesby, Thomas Waryn. Dated London, 31 July 34 Edward III, 



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Writing of William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury and lord of the 
Isle of Mann, being a quitclaim to Richard de Chaddesleye his clerk 
of the manor of Malberthorp co. Lincoln with the hamlets, knights' 
fees, wreck of the sea, wards, marriages etc, thereto pertaining. Dated 
London, 24 August 34 Edward III. 

Writing of William de Mountagu earl of Salesbury and lord of Man, 
being a quitclaim to Richard de Chaddeslee and his heirs of all right, 
action and demand in the manor of Malberthorp co^ Lincoln and all 
appurtenances thereof. Dated London, 7 December 39 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of aclaiowledgment of the foregoing charter and writings 
in the said earl's lodging in the parish of St. Benet by Pauleswherf 
London, 8 December this year, before Wilham de Burstall clerk, by 
virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files in chancery 
for this year. 

Charter of William de Say knight, giving with warranty to Robert 
de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said 
Robert, his manor of Sharstede and all his lands, woods, pastures, 
farms, warrens, liberties, rents and services etc. in the towns and 
parishes of Chetham and Gillyngham co. Kent. Dated London, 
2 December 39 Edward III. Witnesses : Sir John de Cobeham 
lord of Cobeham, Adam Fraunceys, Geoffrey Colpeper, Thomas Colpeper, 
John de Wanetench, James de Pekham, Nicholas Heryng, William 
Chivaler. 

Writing of William de Say knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy. his wife, the heirs and assigns 
of the said Robert, of the manor of Sharstede and all lands, woods, 
pastures, farms, warrens, liberties, rents and services in the towns 
and parishes of Chetham and Gillyngham co. Kent which they have 
of the said William's gift ; and further grant and bond that William 
and his heirs will acquit and save them harmless towards the king 
of all debts and accounts, and towards any other of all charges, debts 
and recognisances made by the said William or by any other tenant 
of the premises before this date. Dated London, 20 December 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing in the chancery at London, 22 December. 

Dec. 10 To the bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph. Order, for particular 

Westminster, causes, to cause all cellars or houses wherein are stored sweet wines 

and no other for sale to be without delay closed and kept closed, and 

if in any house are stored sweet wines with other wines to cause them 

to be parted, and the sweet wines or the other to be drawn forth 

thence, closing the cellars or houses wherein the sweet wines shall be 

stored, so that the same shall not be sold to be taken forth elsewhere 

until further order. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the following : 

The bailiffs of the city of Rochester and of 25 other cities and 

towns. 
The mayor and baiUffs of Sandwych and of 12 other cities and 
towns. 
[Ibid.] 



39 EDWARD III. 207 



1365. Membrane 5d. 

Charter of William dc la Forde, son sometime of John de la Fordo 
of Hemelhamstedc, giving Mi Hi warranty to Adam le Gardiner of 
Pendolc and Adam Coke of Little Gatesden, their heirs and assigns, 
all the lands, rents and services of tenants wliatsoever, meadows, 
feedings, pastures, woods etc. which the said William had or may 
have in the towns of Hemelhamstedc and Kings Langeleye, sometime 
of his said father, of Walter le Saucer, Margery his wife and John le 
Corveyser, and all other he had or may have in the said towns in 
demesne or in reversion except such as were sometime of Richard le 
Chamberlayn. Witnesses : Sir John Cheyne, Sir John de Aylesbury 
knights, John de la Hay, William de Wotton, John atte Strete, John le 
Clerk of Hemelhamstedc. Dated Hemelhamstedc, Sunday the feast of 
St. Clement 39 Edward III. 

Charter of William de la Forde {as above), giving to Adam le Gardiner 
of Pendele and Adam Coke of Little Gatesden, their heirs and assigns, 
all his lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, rents and services 
of tenants whatsoever sometime of Richard le Chamberlayn in the 
towns of Hamelhamstede and Kings Langele. Witnesses : Sir John 
de Chenie, Sir John de Aillesbury knights, John de la Haye, William de 
Wotton, John atte Strete, John le Clerc of Hamelhamstede. Dated 
Hamelhamstede {as the last). 

Writing of William de la Forde {as above), being a letter of attorney 
to William de Wotton and William de Wengrave to deliver to Adam le 
Gardiner of Pendele and Adam Coke of Little Gatesden seisin of all 
the lands etc. which the said William de la Forde ever had in the 
towns of Hamelhamstede and Kings Langele, according to his charters 
to them made. Dated Hamelhamstede {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters and 
writing, 3 December, 

Writing of Thomas son of John de la Forde of Hamelhamstede, 
being a quitclaim to Adam Gardiner of Pendele and Adam Coke of 
Little Gatesden, in seisin thereof being by gift and feoffment of 
William his brother, of all lands, rents and services of tenants whatso- 
ever, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods etc. sometime of his said 
father, of W^alter le Saucer, Margery his wife and John le Corveyser, 
with all other which the said William ever had in the towns of 
Hamelhamstede and Kings Langele, and warranty of the premises 
to the said Adam and Adam, their heirs and assigns, except such 
lands etc. as were of Richard le Chamberlayn. Witnesses : Sir John 
Chenie, Sir John de Aillesbury knights, John de la Haye, William 
Wotton, John atte Strete, John le Clerc of Hamelhamstede. Dated 
Hamelhamstede, Sunday the feast of St. Andrew 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, being a quitclaim to Robert de 
Bourton parson of Wykham and late warden of the chantry of Leyre 
Marny church and to Edmund Barnabe of the wardship of the lands 
which were in the king's hand after the death of William Bruyn knight 
by reason of the nonage of his heir, and of the said heir's marriage. 
Dated London, 5 December 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment; 15 December. 



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1365. Membrane 5d—coni. 

Dec. 16. John Grismond of London ' taillour ' to Thomas de Thelwall clerk, 
Westminster. Recognisance for Ql., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Dec. 21. John de Enefeld citizen and pepperer of London, Eudo Purchace 
Westminster, citizen and draper of London, Geoffrey Adam citizen of London, 
John de Kestevene citizen and mercer of London, John de Shalyngford 
citizen and tailor of London and Roger de Gippewico citizen and 
cordwainer of London to John Briklesworth citizen of London. 
Joint and several recognisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before the chancellor. 

Membrane 4:d. 

Writing of Andrew de Sakeville the son knight, giving with warranty 
to Ralph de Restwold and Thomas Hancepe, their heirs and assigns, 
the third part of the manor of Beaumys etc. in Great Shoprugge, 
Swalewefeld, Shynyngfeld, Stratfeld, Burefeld, Suthcote, Farleye etc. 
COS. Wiltes and Berks, and the third part of the manors of Hakeneston 
CO. Wiltes, Lekhampstede and Yatyndon co. Berks, with the advowsons 
of Yatyngden church and Hakeneston chapel, which descended to 
him after the death of Edmund de la Beche as cousin and one of the 
heirs of Nicholas de la Beche knight. Witnesses : John Bardolf, 
William de Makeneye, Hugh de Bere-^yk knights, Henry Stormy, 
Robert Bullok, Andrew de Stratford. Dated la Lee in the parish of 
la Hurst, Wednesday the feast of St. Barnabas 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Writing of Thomas Hancepe, being a quitclaim to Ralph de Restwold 
of all right in the third part of the manor of Beaumys with appurten- 
ances in Great Sheprugge, Swalefeld, Shynyngfeld, Stratfeld, Burefeld, 
Suthcote, Farleye etc. cos. Wiltes and Berks, and in the third part 
part of the manor of Hakeneston co. Wiltes with the advowson of the 
chapel. Witnesses : John Bardolf, William Makkeneye, Hugh de 
Berewyk knights, Henry Sturmy, Robert Bullok, Andrew de Stratford. 
Dated la Lee in the parish of la Hurst, the eve of St. Andrew 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Writing of Andrew de Sakeville the son knight, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Ralph de Restwold, his heirs and assigns, of the third 
part of the manor of Beaumys with appurtenances in Great Sheprugge, 
Swalwefeld, Shynyngfeld, Stratfeld, Burefeld, Southcote, Farley etc. 
COS. Wiltes and Berks, and the third part of the manor of Hakeneston 
CO. Wiltes with the advowson of Hakeneston chapel. Witnesses 
{as the last). Dated la Lee in the parish of la Hurst, Tuesday after 
St. Andrew 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Writing of Ralph de Restwold, being a quitclaim to Thomas Hancepe 
of all right in the third part of the manors of Lekhampstede and 
Yatyngden co. Berks and in the advowson of Yatyngden church. 
Witnesses {as above). Dated la Lee in the parish of la Hurst, the eve 
of St. Andrew 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 



39 EDWARD III. 



209 



l«^^o. Membrane 4rf — cont. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Devon. Order, upon the petition of Robert 

Westminster. Goderych ' skynnerc,' to stay the exigents against him and the taking 
of liis body at the suit of John Pasford ' coidcwaner ' until the day 
the writ of exigents is returnable, bringing this writ on that day ; as 
the said John is impleading the eaid Robert before the justices of the 
Bench concerning an alleged trespass, and the said Robert is put in 
exigents to be outlawed in that county for that lie came not before 
the said justices to answer the said John, and has prayed to be dis- 
missed until the said day as he is ready so to answer and to stand to 
right in that behalf ; and he has found in chancery Walter Oxton, 
Robert Ive, Thomas Duke and Richard Olneye of the city of London, 
Avho have mainperned under a pain of 100/. to have his body before 
the said justices on that day. 



Dec. 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of John de 
Westminster. Lodelyngden, Richard de Ellehirst and Ralph his brother, Richard 
Aleyn and Michael his brother and Geoffrey Lyghtefot, to stay the 
taking of their bodies until the quinzaine of St. Hilary by mainprise 
of Thomas Cheyvene of Merden the elder, Thomas de Chyvene the 
younger, John Hay ward ' sherman ' and Richard Wolf of London, 
bringing this writ on that day ; as Thomas Hartherugge of Merden 
is impleading the said John de Lodelyngden and the others before 
the justices of the Bench for an alleged trespass, and for that the sheriff 
returned before the said justices that they were not found and have 
nothing in his bailiwick whereby they might be attached, the king 
ordered him by writ de judicio to take them so as to have them before 
the justices on the aforesaid day to answer to the said Thomas ; and 
they have prayed to be dismissed until that day as they are ready 
to answer touching the said trespass, and have found in chancery 
the said mainpernors, who have mainperned under a pain of 20Z. to 
have their bodies before the justices as aforesaid. 

1366. 

Jan. 15. Nicholas Blonvylle of Norfolk to John de Barton citizen and mercer 
Westminster, of London. Recognisance for lOOL, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Norffolk. 



1365. 

Dec. 29. 

Windsor. 



To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London or to his 
lieutenant. Order, upon the petition of Richard de Wylynghale 
and Nicholas de Sutton of Hornchurch, imprisoned in the Towner 
for trespasses by them committed against the keeper of the church of 
Hornchurch, as they have before the king and council acknowledged, 
to cause them without delay to be set free from the said prison by 
mainprise of William Stanes, John Herre, John Shillyng and John de 
Haveryng atte Boure of Essex ; as the said mainpernors, appearing 
in person before the king in chancery, have mainperned severally 
under a pain of lOOZ. to content as well the king at his will of what 
pertains to him as the said keeper of his damages, and also for the 
said prisoners' good behaviour. By p.s. [26826.] 

1366. 

Jan. 23. William le Venour parson of Exton to John atte Brigge clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100^., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Somerset. 

E 14 



210 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1365. Membrane 3d. 

Writing indented of Juliana who was wife of Henry son of Conan de 
Kelkfeld knight, being a lease to farm of her manor of Kelkfeld, which 
was in seisin of Conan son of Henry de Kelkfeld knight, to John son 
of Nicholas de Langton of York and Thomas de Pencotes, and to 
their executors, from Thursday after the Assumption 39 Edward III 
to Michaelmas following and thenceforward for one whole year, paying 
at the end of the year 201., to payment whereof they bind themselves 
and their executors. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Musgrave, Sir John 
Moubray knights, Thomas de Mersk, William Gascoigne, John de 
Wyclyf. Dated York, the day before mentioned. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at York, 16 December, before 
Thomas de Ingelby, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem which is 
on the files of chancery for this year. 

Charter indented between Dame Juliana who was wife of Sir Henry 
son of Conan de Kelkefeld and Thomas son of Henry son of Conan 
de Kelkefeld, giving to the said Thomas and his heirs the manor of 
Kelkefeld with all lands etc. \^'hich were of the said Sir Henry in Kelke- 
feld except a messuage and two bovates of land by the said Henry pur- 
chased of William son of Conan chaplain, so long as the said Juliana 
shall peaceably hold the manor of Manfeld in Richemondshire for term 
of her life without being by the said Thomas or his heirs put out or 
impleaded concerning the same or any parcel thereof, and if so put out or 
impleaded in a plea to which they shall appear in any court of record, 
it shall be lawful for the said Juliana to enter the said manor and 
lands in Kelkefeld without gainsaying, saving always her action for 
dower if otherwise she have right thereto. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de 
Musgrave the father, Sir John Moubray, John de Eencotes, William 
de Nessefeld, Alexander Moubray William Gascoigne, William de 
Swale, Thomas de Mersk. Dated Kelkefeld, Monday the feast of the 
Conception 39 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties at York, 
16 December, before Thomas de Ingelby {as above). 

1366. Membrane 2d. 

Jan. 20. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament to be 
Westminster, holden at Westminster on Monday the morrow of the Invention of 
Holy Cross next, directing him to warn the prior and chapter of Christ 
Church Canterbury, the archdeacons and clergy of the diocese to be 
present, the said prior and archdeacons in person, the chapter by one 
proctor and the clergy by two, and desiring him to be at London on the 
Sunday before that date so as to attend at Westminster on the 
Monday morning. By K. and C. 

[Report on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 639.] 

The like to John archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Durham 
and sixteen other bishops, the bishops of Landaff, St. Asaph and 
Bath and Wells not being named. 

[Ihid.'] 

To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parliament. 
The like to the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury and 21 other 

abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the prior of 

Coventre. 
[Ihid.'\ 



39 EDWARl) 111. 211 



1*^""' Membrane 2d — cont. 

To John duke of Lancastrc the king's son. Summons to the said 
parliament. 

The like to Edmund carl of Cantebrigge and nine other earls, Henry 
de Percy and 40 otliers, including John de Bohun of Midhuist. 

[Ibid., p. 640.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, 
two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough to be 
elected and come to the said parliament. 

The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid.] 

To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons of every 
of the said ports to be elected and come to the said parliament. 

[Ibid., p. 641.] 

To John Knyvet. Summons to the said parliament. 
The like to Robert de Thorpe and twelve others. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane id. 

Jan. 23. John Devenysshe citizen and skinner of London to Walter de Multon 
Westminster, clerk. Recognisance for 30/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Jan. 23. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of 
Westminster. Alice who was wife of Thomas de Cokefeld knight and Richard atte 
Celer citizen of London, to view the record and process of a plea before 
them in the busting of London upon a writ of right against Robert de 
Hull ' maryner ' concerning a messuage and two shops in London, 
and to proceed therein and do justice to the parties according to the 
custom of the said city, the allegation of the defendant that the king 
was seised of the premises and by letters patent gave them to the said 
Robert notwithstanding, so that they do not proceed to rendering of 
judgment without advising the king ; as the said Alice and Richard 
have shewn the king that they sued before the said mayor and sheriffs 
for the said messuage and shops, that the said Robert in pleading 
alleged that the king was thereof seised in fee and gave the premises 
as aforesaid to him for life with reversion to the king and his heirs 
by the name of a messuage with the appurtenances, for which cause 
he ought not without the king to answer the plaintiffs, and that by 
colour thereof the mayor and sheriffs deferred to proceed therein, to 
the plaintiffs' hurt. By C. 

Charter of John Cory clerk, giving to the king, his heirs and assigns, 
all his tenements and messuages with two gardens and curtilages 
and the dovecot thereto adjoining etc. sometime of Roger atte Ponde, 
John Reed and Agnes Lucas at Estsmethefeld and upon la Tourhulle 
in tlie parish of St. Botulph without Algate London, situate and lying 
in length between the new churchyard of Holy Trinity and a tenement 
of the abbot and monks of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London 
on the south side and another highway called Hoggestrete on the north, 
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1366. Membrane Id — cont. 

street towards the city of London on the west. Witnesses : Adam de 
Bury then mayor of the said city, John Brikelesworth and Thomas de 
Irlaund sheriffs, John de Wendovere, Robert Groylonde, Wilham 
Gamen. Dated la Tourhulle, 6 November the feast of St. Leonard 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 January. 

Memorandum that this charter was delivered to the said abbot, 
to whom the king gave the premises therein comprised. 

Jan. 22. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause the king's former order 
Westminster, concerning the sale of sweet wines to be proclaimed in the city ana 
suburbs of London, and to be observed, and if after such proclamation 
they shall find any persons contravening the same, to arrest and safe 
keep until further order as forfeit to the king all sweet wines so exposed 
for sale, the tuns or vessels wherefrom such wines were drawn and all 
wine therein remaining, and also the bodies of the vendors, certifying 
such arrest from time to time in chancery under their seals ; as lately 
the king ordered all cellars or houses wherein sweet wines were stored 
to be closed and kept closed so that none should be drawn out thence 
until further order, and now after deliberation had touching the matter 
with the prelates, nobles and other learned men, by common consent 
it is agreed for the public weal and the advantage of the people that no 
merchant, taverner or other person whatsoever shall on any pretence, 
under pain of imprisonment at the king's will and forfeiture of double 
the value of the tun or vessel from which the same is drawn and all 
wine therein, sell or cause to be sold any sweet wines at retail or by 
parcels or otherwise in small quantities within the realm in any 
houses or places, and that all such wines now within the realm, save 
those reserved in gross for the households of lords and others, shall 
under pain of forfeiture thereof be taken out of the realm before 
Easter next. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.'] 

The like to the following : 

The bailiffs of the city of Rochester and 22 other cities and towns. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and of 15 other cities and 
towns. 

[Ibid.'] 

Writing of Geoffrey son of William de Swynithwait, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to Sir Richard le Scrope knight, his heirs and 
assigns, of the manor of Preston by Layburn. Witnesses : Geoffrey 
Pigott, Robert de Stodawe, Gilbert de Wauton, John de Thoresby, 
Peter de Wencelaghe, John Botiller of Layburn, Henry de Bellerby, 
Roger de Eston, John de Gunwardeby, William de Redenesse clerk. 
Dated Preston aforesaid, Sunday before Martinmas 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Kirtelyngton in Richemund- 
shire, 9 January, before John Moubray, by virtue of a writ of dedimus 
potestatem which is on the files of chancery for this year. 



(213) 



40 EDWARD III. 



1360. Membrane 30. 

Jan 28. To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in 
Westminster. Ireland, and to the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order to 
cause all the lands in Ireland of Agnes who was wife of Lawrence de 
Hastynges earl of Pembroke to be delivered to her ; as willing to 
shew favour to the said countess the king has granted her all her 
said lands, to hold in the same manner as before they were by the 
king's command taken into his hand by reason of the subsidy for 
a set time for defence of Ireland against his Irish enemies. By K. 

Feb. 12. To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. 

Westminster. Order, upon the petition of Thomas de Kent, to deliver to him a corrody 
or maintenance which he had for life in the abbey of Eynesham, and 
all his goods and chattels taken as forfeit into the king's hand and 
in the escheator's keeping it is said ; as lately by letters patent the 
king pardoned the said Thomas the suit of the king's peace to him 
pertaining for the death of Reynold de Lyneham whereof the said 
Thomas is indicted or appealed, and any outlawry published against 
him for that cause ; and now the said Thomas has prayed for 
restitution of the said corrody and goods so taken for that he was 
outlawed, and the king of his favour has granted the same of his gift 
to the said Thomas in consideration of his good behaviour in past 
time in the king's wars, and out of compassion for his advanced age. 
It is the king's will that the escheator be thereof discharged. 

By p.s. [26874.] 

Feb. 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with one carucate of land in Hempstede by Holt taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Robert de Corby, delivering to Joan 
late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Robert at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the said land jointly with the said Joan of the gift 
of Thomas parson of Lyndon and Thomas Tyngewyk chaplain to 
them and the heirs of Robert, and that the same is not held of the 
king. 

Feb. 4. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not 

Westmmster. to meddle further with the manors of Swafham Prior and Westwrattyng 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert de Corby, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Robert at his death held the said 
manors, sometime of John de Bregham, of the king's grant to him 
and Joan his wife (yet living) and to the heirs of Robert ; and on 
11 June in the 35th year of his reign by letters patent the king 
granted the reversion of the said manors then held for life, the latter 
by John Goderich, the former by Richard de Acton yeomen of the 
king's kitchen, with reversion to the king, to the said Robert and 
Joan and to the heirs of Robert. 



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1866. Membrane 30 — cont. 

Feb. 4. To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle further 

Westminster, with the manor of Bocton Malherbe and divers other lands taken 
into the king's hands by the death of Robert de Corby, delivering 
to Joan his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Robert at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but that he and the said Joan jointly held the premises of others 
than the king. 

Feb. 12. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not 
Westminster, to meddle further with the manor of Horseth taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William de Audele, dehvering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said William at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor 
of others than the king. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 
take the fealty of Joan late the wife of William de Audele according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle further with 
the manor of Astonclynton, taken into the king's hand by the death 
of the said William, delivering to the said Joan any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the said manor in chief by knight service 
jointly with the said Joan of the gift of John de Wroxston chaplain 
made with the king's licence to them and the heirs of their bodies. 

Feb. 12. To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Herdewyk and one virgate of land 
in Cotesford taken into the king's hand by the death of William de 
Audele, delivering to Joan late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in 
his demesne as of fee, but held the premises jointly with the said 
Joan, and that they are held of others than the king. 

To the same. Order not to meddle further with the fourth part of 
the manor of Chalgrave taken into the king's hand by the death of 
William de Audele, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the said fourth part of another than the 
king. 

To Richard de W^ydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
not to meddle further with a toft and 13 acres of land and meadow 
in Welde taken into the king's hand by the death of William de Audele, 
delivering to Joan late his Avife any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Wilham at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the premises jointly with the said Joan 
in fee tail of others than the king, of the gift and feoffment of William 
de Stafford to the said William [and Joan] and to the heirs of their 
bodies. 



40 EDWARD III. 



215 



1366. Membrane 30 — conl. 

Feb. 8. To Richard do Wydevillc escheator in Norhaiuptonshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause John Malore of Wyncwyk to have seisin of a messuage and 
5 acres of land in Wyne\\yk which were held by Alan Wryght of Wyne- 
■wyk outla\\ed for felony ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the premises have been in his hand 
a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said Alan held 
the same of the said John, and that the escheator has had the year 
and a day and the Maste thereof, and ought to answer to the king for 
the same. 

Feb. 8. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause Thomas Buffry to have 

Westminster, seisin of two messuages and two virgates of land, and Warin de Penne 
of one messuage, 8 acres and the moiety of one virgate of land in 
Netherpenne, held by William son' of Hugh de Penne outlawed for 
felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the sheriff, that three messuages, two virgates, 8 acres and the moiety 
of one virgate of land there held by the said William have been in 
his hand a year and a day, and are yet in his hand, that the said 
William held the premises as aforesaid of the said Thomas and Warin 
respectively, and that John de Beverlee has had the year and a day 
and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

Jan. 28. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to take of Mary 

Westminster, who was wife of Robert de Bernham [tenant] in chief an oath that 
she M ill not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower 
of the lands of her said husband which are in the king's hand by his 
death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, sending the assignment 
under seal to be enrolled in chancery as usual. 

Membrane 29. 

Jan. 29. To the bailifTs of the city of Canterbury. Order to view a bill 

Westminster, sealed with the seal of Peter Reade collector of the custom in the 
port of Dovorre in the possession of Nicholas Amannat merchant of 
Florence, and if assured that the said Nicholas has paid to the said 
collector the custom due upon certain silk cloths the price whereof 
amounts to 1301., to stay altogether their demand upon him for 
a second payment of the custom in the said city, restoring anything 
of him taken in name of pledge for the same, or to be before the king 
in chancery in the octaves of the Purification next under a pain of 
201. to shew cause wherefore they have not obeyed the king's com- 
mand ; as the said silk packed in one fardel was bought by the said 
Nicholas in parts over sea to the kins's use, and though Nicholas at 
the unlading thereof paid the said collector 43.s. 4:d. for the custom, 
as may appear by the said bill, the said bailiffs are demanding custom 
a second time for the same in its passage through the said city to 
the king, and have taken a sum of gold in name of pledge, as the 
king has learned by the complaint of the said Nicholas, praying for 
remedy. By C. 

The like to the bailiffs of the city of Rochester, and to the bailiffs 
of the town of Dertford. 

Membrane 28. 

Feb. 2. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order, of the king's favour, to restore 

Westminster, to Thomas Hugges of Upton Snodesbury clerk, unless he was a fugitive, 

his lands, goods and chattels taken by the sheriff into the king's hand ; 



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1366. Membrane 28 — cont. 

as the said Thomas was lately convicted before Thomas de Belle 
Campo and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in Worcestershire, 
of feloniously breaking the house of Thomas de Yevele rector of 
Upton and taking and carrying away his goods and chattels to the 
value of 90Z., and after at the request of Reynold late bishop of 
Worcester was to him delivered by the said justices according to the 
benefit of clergy, and has before William now bishop of Worcester 
lawfully purged his innocence, as the bishop has signified to the king. 

Feb. 8. To the bailiffs of John duke of Lancastre of the honour of 

Westminster. Richemund in Noriiolk. Order to stay altogether their distraints or 
usurpations made upon the king's possession Avhile two thirds of the 
manor of Redenhale were in his hand, in order to have the wardship 
thereof, or the issues or profits, or any debts thereof due before the 
death of Edward de Monte Acuto tenant in chief, releasing any 
distraints therein made, and suffering Eleanor who was wife of John 
de Wyngefeld according to the king's letters patent freely to have and 
hold the said two thirds without rendering aught to the said duke's 
use, and to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next to answer 
for their contempt herein, and further to do and receive what the court 
shall determine, bringing this writ ; as on 11 January in the 35th year of 
his reign the king by letters patent committed to the said Eleanor the 
wardship of two thirds of the said manor, which are in the king's 
hand by the said Edward's death and by reason of the nonage of his 
heir, with the issues and profits etc. until the lawful age of the said 
heir, rendering to the king at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
9Z. 25. 4(/. a year at which the same are extended and 17s. Sc?. increase ; 
and now on behalf of the said Eleanor the king has learned that the said 
bailiffs are unlawfully distraining her in the premises so held by the 
king's grant for payment of the said issues and profits to the duke's 
use, pretending that the said manor is held of the duke and that the 
wardship thereof ought to pertain to the duke during the said heir'a 
nonage, whereupon she has prayed for remedy as well for the king as 
for herself ; and it is found by divers inquisitions, taken at the 
king's command, that the manor is held of the king, and so the 
wardship thereof pertains to the king and to none other, and though 
the same were not held of him, yet the wardship would remain to the 
king by reason of other lands of the said Edward held in chief at his 
death ; and if such distraints and usurpations upon the king's possession 
were to be endured it would tend to the king's prejudice and to bring 
his prerogative to nought. By C. 

Feb. 8. To Wilham Strete the king's butler or to his representative in the 

Westminster, port of Suthampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Kings Beaulieu one tun of wine of the king's right prise in that port 
for this year, according to a charter of King Henry III giving to 
the said abbot and convent one such tun every year between 
Christmas and the Purification towards the celebration of masses 
in their church, and as they and their predecessors have been used 
to have the same. 



Feb. 11. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to cause the abbot of St. Benet 

Westminster. Hulme to have seisin of the moiety of a third part of the manor of 

Scothowe, held by Stephen de Neuton outlawed for felony it is said ; 

as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the 



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said moiety has been in liis hand a year and a day and is yet in his 
hand, that the said Steplien held the same of the said abbot, and 
that Thomas de Sancto Omero late sheriff had the year and a day, 
but not the waste thereof because the said moiety is bare land and 
might not be wasted, and ought to answer for the same to the king if 
not yet contented. 

Feb. 8. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage, 40 acres 
of land, 6 acres of meadow, 18 acres of pasture and 6 acres of wood in 
Brocton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Cicely de la Lynde at her 
death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other in her 
demesne as of fee, for that one week before her death she with John 
Lovel then her husband demised the premises to Roger de Stanlegh 
vicar of Gary and Walter de Compton chaplain, their heirs and assigns, 
and that the same are held by knight service of the heir of Nicholas 
de Seymore tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship. 

Feb. 13. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to take the 
Westminster, fealty of John son and heir of John Boys, tenant by knight service 
of the king as of the honour of Peverel which is in the king's hand, 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to cause him to have 
seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his 
death ; as John the son has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has respited his homage until the quinzaine of Easter next. 

Feb. 10. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John de Frokelton, who has no lands in the county. 

Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
of Simon de Heslarton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 16. To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and to deliver up lOZ. of Agnes Helle ; as 
the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore the money was taken into the king's hand, and he certified 
that a jury presented before him that Robert vicar of Neuport Paynel 
and Hugh Neweman found 101. hidden in an earthen pot in a house 
of the said Hugh wherein the said Agnes dwelt, that they disposed 
of the same towards the fabric of the church, and after the said 
Agnes claiming the money spoke against the said Robert and Hugh, 
and therefore he took the same into the king's hand ; and the king 
considers that return insufficient, and the taking thereof into his 
hand. 



Membrane 27. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex and Hertford- 
shire, to view an account of the said Roger, before them rendered, and 
if assured that he delivered to Richard Punchardon two thirds of 
the lands which were of John de Benstede with the issues and profits 
thereof taken since the said John's death, that the said Richard is 
therewith charged towards the king in his farm of the wardship of 



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136G. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 



the said lands, and that the third part does not exceed 151. 12s. O^d. 
according to the extent thereof made, to allow the said Roger 201. in 
his account at the exchequer as well in the issues of the said third 
part as in other issues of his bailiwick ; as lately at the suit of Parnell 
who was wife of John de Benstede the king's tenant, alleging that 
she mainperned toward the said Roger to answer for 24Z. to the king's 
use for the issues of certain lands of the said John by her occupied after 
his death, and that for about one year after his death she had nothing 
for her dower and for maintenance of the said John's heir or her other 
children, and praying the king for recompense, the king granted 
her 20/. for maintenance for that time, and by writ ordered the said 
escheator to allow her that sum of the 241. aforesaid ; and because the 
said escheator certified in chancery that he might not allow aught to 
the said Parnell over and above 15/. 12s. O^d., for that by virtue of 
the king's command to him addressed he has delivered two thirds 
of all the lands of the said John in his bailiwick with the issues 
thereof since John's death to the said Richard to whom the king 
committed the wardship thereof, and the issues and profits of the 
third part do not exceed that sum, the king commanded the treasurer 
and the barons to allow the said escheator in his account at the 
exchequer the 15/. 125. O^d. of the issues of the said third part and the 
remaining 4/. 75. ll^d. in other issues of his bailiwick, so that answer 
should be made for 4/. the residue respited to the said Parnell until 
a set time past ; and now of the said Roger's complaint the king has 
learned that, though according to the extent before him made all the 
issues and profits of the said third part in his bailiwick do not exceed the 
sum named, and of other issues of his bailiwick he has paid to the 
said Parnell the 4/. 75. ll|c/. according to the king's command to 
him addressed, for that by virtue of the king's command he pre- 
viously delivered to the said Richard all issues and profits of the said 
two thirds taken as well by the said Parnell as by other the occupiers 
thereof since the said John's death, the treasurer and the barons have 
put off making him any allowance for the money so paid to the said 
Parnell, wherefore he has prayed for remedy. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and the.barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westminster, prior of Gisburne to have the respite Avhich the king has given him until 
Michaelmas for the issues of certain lands and tenements in Gisburne, 
Skelton and Eseby, releasing meanwhile anj'^ distraint made for that 
cause ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken of his office before 
William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire, that John de Faucombergh, 
tenant in chief by knight service of a piece of wood and pasture called 
Swanheved in Gisburne and of another piece of land and wood called 
Stayngatside in Gisburne and Skelton, without the king's licence 
aliened the same to the said prior and his successors, and that 
without the king's hcence the said prior acquired of Wilham Sweny 
and appropriated to himself and his successors another piece of land 
in Gisburne containing in length 40 feet and in breadth 14 feet, and 
a messuage and one acre of land in Eseby, the escheator took the 
premises into the king's hand ; and after at the suit of the said prior, 
appearing in chancery and alleging that the premises were not aliened 
or appropriated in the form aforesaid, and praying for inquisition 
thereupon and that the same might in the mean time be to him com- 
mitted, the king by letters patent committed to him the keeping 
thereof, and the issues from the time they were so taken so long as they 



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loGG. Membrane 27 — cont. 

should remain in his hand, so tliat tlic said prior should answer at the 
exchequer for such issues if it should be adjudged that they ought 
to pertain to the king ; and because it is fiot yet debated whether the 
premises were for just cause taken into the king's hand or no, the 
king has given the said prior respite as aforesaid, that in the mean 
time it may be debated and determined whether the said issues ought 
to pertain to him or no. 

Feb. 3, Order to the sheriff of Dorset to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

VVestminstor. of John Glaumvylle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 12. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Stoke Archer taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Berkele of Cubberle, delivering to 
Joan late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other in his 
demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the said manor in chief of 
the heritage of the said Joan by the service of finding one archer to 
the king's war within the four seas of England. 

Jan. 28. Order to the sheriff of Sussex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas de Pelham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster, the sheriffs of Salop and Stafford, as well for time past as for time 
to come, to have allowance year by year in their accounts at the 
exchequer of lOZ. of yearly rent granted by the king to Roger de Mortuo 
Mari late earl of March tenant in chief in England and Wales and 
to his heirs by the name of earl of March, the sheriff of Salop of IOO5. 
and the sheriff of Stafford of IOO5., from Monday the feast of St. Jerome 
in the 38th year of the reign when by letters of acquittance of 
Philippa who \\'as the said earl's wife the treasurer and the barons 
were assured that she was thereof contented until the lawful age of 
Edmund son and heir of the said earl ; as on 10 February in the 35th 
year the king by letters patent granted to Isabel his daughter the 
"^•ardship of two thirds of the said earl's lands, which are in his hand 
by reason of the nonage of the said Edmund, until the lawful age 
of the said heir without rendering aught to the king, and in those 
two thirds are comprised the said 100.S. of rent of the issues of Salop 
and 100s. of the issues of Staffordshire ; and after on Monday 
aforesaid by her letters patent, confirmed by letters patent of the 
king, the said Isabel granted to the said Philippa the said rents, and 
certain other lands and tenements of the said earl to her committed 
as aforesaid, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir. 

March 29. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order to cause 

Windsor. William son and heir of William de Lancastre tenant in chief to have 

seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 

has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26920.] 

To Wilham de Raygate escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland. Like order ; as William son of 
Wilham de Lancastre has proved his age before Richard de Sutton. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 



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CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 26. 

April 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln for the time being. Order to pay to Richard 
Westminster. Torperle the arrears of \2d. a day, and the same daily sum hence- 
forward according to the king's letters patent, taking his acquittance ; 
as for good service as well to the king as to Isabel his daughter the 
king granted the said Richard of the issues of that county l\d. a day 
for life or until other order should be taken for his estate, and after 
on 15 August last for his service the king by letters patent granted 
him 4Jrf. a day to be taken as aforesaid over and above the former 
sum. 

Et erat patens. 



April 18. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause John 
Westminster, de Croukerne and Cicely his wife, daughter of Joan who was wife of 
Richard Childehey and third daughter and one of the heirs of Cicely 
who was wife of Stephen Laundy, to have seisin of the purparty of 
the said Cicely wife of John of the hamlet of Bikenhull, kept in the 
king's hand by reason of her nonage ; as lately on the finding of an 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Cicely wife of Stephen Laundy 
at her death held the said hamlet to her and the heirs of her body in 
chief by the service of the eleventh part of one knight's fee, that 
Maud who was wife of Thomas de Dodyngton one daughter, Alice 
wife of Thomas Orchard a second daughter, and the said Cicely daughter 
of Joan the third daughter are her next heirs, and that the said Maud 
and Alice were of full age and Cicely daughter of Joan within age, 
tlie king respited the homages as well of the said Thomas [Orchard] 
by reason of issue between him and the said Alice begotten as of the 
said Maud, and commanded the escheator to make a partition of the 
said hamlet into three equal parts, and to cause the said Thomas and 
Alice and the said Maud to have seisin of their respective purparties, 
keeping in the king's hand until further order the purparty of the 
said Cicely daughter of Joan ; and now the said Cicely daughter of 
Joan, whom the said John with the king's licence has taken to wife, 
has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken the 
fealty of the said John. 

May 1. To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes. Order not to trouble 

Westminster. Walter Dansey, brother and heir of William Danseye brother and heir 
of John Danseye tenant in chief, for his homage and fealty, releasing 
any distraint upon him made for that cause ; as the said Walter has 
done homage and fealty for the lands of the said John, which came to 
the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said 
William, who died a minor in the king's wardship. 

By p.s. [26970.] 
The hke to Phihp de Luttele escheator in Herefordshire. 

April 24. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further wdth the purparty of Christina -wife of John de Croukerne of 
the third part of the manor of Dourburgh, 10s. 4o?. of rent in Blecche- 
well, 6 marks of rent of the manor of Honyspill, 325. of rent in 
Bedmeston, 65. 8d. of rent in Cosynton and 3s. of rent in Catecote, 
kept in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the said Christina ; 
as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Cicely who was wife of Stephen Laundy at her death held the 
premises in her demesne as of fee of others than the king, and tha^ 



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1366. Membrane 26 — cont. 

Alice wife of Thomas Orchard and Maud wife of John Wyvelescombe 
of full age, and the said Christina a minor and in the king's wardship 
by reason of other lands of her heritage, are cousins and next heirs of 
the said Cicely, the king ordered the escheator to make a partition 
of the premises into three equal parts, to keep the purparty of the 
said Christina in the king's hand until further order, and not to 
meddle further with the purparties of the said Alice and Maud; and 
the said Christina has now proved her age before the escheator. 

May 1, To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminster, cause Henry de la Vale, son of William de la Vale knight and cousin 
and heir of Robert de la Vale tenant in chief, to have seisin of the 
lands of the said Robert his grandfather, taken into the king's hand 
by his death ; as the said Henry has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [26972.] 

April 20. Order to the sheriflf of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Geoffrey Ailwyne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 25. 

May 1. To the scholars of the Kings Hall Cantebrigge. Writ de intendendo 

Westminster, in favour of Nicholas de Roos the king's clerk, whom by letters 
patent he has appointed their warden during pleasure. 
Et erat patens. 

May 12. To John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to cause 

Westminster. Roger Loveday to have seisin of a messuage and 4 acres of land in 
Great Wilburgham taken into the king's hand by the death of Henry 
de Filby, saving to the king the issues thereof taken to be levied to 
his use of those lawfully chargeable with the same ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken at his command by William de Otteford 
late escheator, that the said Henry, who died on Thursday after the 
Invention of Holy Cross in the 23rd year of the reign, at his death held 
the premises in his demesne as of fee in chief by grand serjeanty, that 
answer is made to the king by the escheators for the time being for the 
issues and profits thereof since Henry's death by reason of the nonage 
of the said Roger his cousin and heir, and that the said Roger is now 
of full age ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of Roger, 
and has pardoned him whatever pertains to the king for his marriage, 
as he was not married while a minor in the king's wardskip. 

By p.s. [26988.] 



May 16. To Roger de Wolf ret on escheator in Norffolk. Order to assign to 
Westminster. Thomas de la Ryvere knight and Beatrice his wife, late the wife of 
Thomas de Sancto Omero tenant in chief, her dower of the lands of 
her said late husband taken into the king's hand by his death, in 
presence as well of Thomas Cheyne guardian of the lands of the 
purparty of Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of the deceased, 
a minor in the king's wardship, or of his attorney, as of William de 
Hoo knight and Alice his wife the other daughter and heir, if they 
will attend, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 25 — cont. 

April 26. To Robert de Thorpe and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffoll^. 
Westminster Order to view the record and process as well touching the verdict of an 
assize of novel disseisin by William Neve of Wetynge and Joan his wife 
before them arraigned against David de Strabolgi earl of Athole and 
others in the writ named as touching other the matters following, and if 
the facts stated by the said plaintiffs are true, to proceed to render 
judgment thereupon and to do justice to the parties, the allegation of 
the said defendants that the manor of Kentwell is in the king's hand 
notwithstanding, saving always the king's right if any ; as lately at 
the suit of the said William and Joan, alleging that they arraigned 
the assize aforesaid before the said justices concerning tenements in 
Melford, Alfton, Stanstede and Shymplyng, complaining that the 
said Joan was disseised of the said manor except 12 acres of land 
and 4L of rent therein, and that by reason of the allegation aforesaid 
the said justices put off proceeding to take that assize, and praying 
that the king would order them so to do, the king commanded the 
said justices to view the record and process before them had, and 
if such had been the proceedings, to proceed to take the assize and 
do justice to the parties that allegation notwithstanding, so that they 
should not proceed to render judgment without advising the king ; 
and now the said William and Joan have petitioned the king to order 
them to proceed to render judgment thereupon, as by verdict of the 
said assize it is found that the said earl unlawfully and without a 
judgment disseised the said Joan of the said manor, the land and 
rent aforesaid excepted. By C. 

May 27. To the baihffs of the town of Burnam Ware co. Essex. Order, 
Westminster, upon the petition of William Walpole of Burnam Ware, to take of him 
security that he will bring to the city of London and not elsewhere 
15 sarplers of wool and 400 woolfells, to make an indenture with him 
containing the number thereof, and to suffer him by a mainprise to 
lade the same in ships at Burnam Ware and take tlaem by water to 
the said city according to the ordinance of the staple, sending to the 
king in chancery under their seal by a trusty person one part of the 
said indenture together with the names of the mainpernors ; as the 
said William has shewn that he purposes to bring the said wool and 
woolfells from Burnamware to London by the river Thames, there to 
be Mcighed and sold in the staple of Westminster to his advantage, 
praying the king's licence so to do. 

Membrane 24. 

May 10. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order not to 
Westminstur. meddle further with the manor, town and advowson of Cokerham, 
restoring to the abbot and convent of Leycestre any issues thereof 
taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator of his 
office, that one of the ancestors of the lord of Goucy that now is gave 
the premises to the said abbot and convent to find in the church of 
Cokerham four chaplains, namely three canons and one secular 
chaplain, and in the chapel of EUale one secular chaplain to celebrate 
day by day, which chantries are withdrawn for 30 years past, and 
that the said manor and town are held of the manor of Wyi'esdale 
which was of William de Coucy and is in the king's hand by reason 
of his forfeiture ; and the now abbot and the convent have petitioned 
the king for remedy, as by colour of the said inquisition the escheator 



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lobo. ^ Memhrane 24— cwf. 

is purposing to seise ilic premises into tlio king's hand, whereas long 
before the statute of mortmain Sir WlHiam do Lancastre by charter 
gave the manor, town and advowson aforesaid to tlie then abbot and 
convent in almoin without making any mention of finding chantries 
or aught else, as the king has seen in the said cliarter before liim 
produced in chancery ; and after viewing the said charter, and finding 
by inspection of the rolls of chancery that all the lands which were 
of the heritage of Ingelram now lord of Coucy are fully restored, 
it seems to the council that no right to the premises accrues to the 
king by colour of the inquisition aforesaid. 

April 26. To the justices of the Bench. Order, upon the petition of Maud 
Westminster, w ho Mas wife of Edmund de Cretyng, to view the record and process 
before them had concerning two thirds of the manor of Great 
Stokton, two acres of land tlierein and the advowson of the church 
excepted, and if the proceedings have been as stated in the said 
petition, to proceed in the plea and do justice to the parties, so that 
they proceed not to the rendering of judgment without advising the 
Idng ; as the said Maud has shewn the Idng that she is suing for the 
premises before the said justices against John de Enepol, that he in 
pleading has alleged that the said manor is in the king's hand, which 
she has not gainsaid, whereby she does not admit that he ought not 
without the king to answer, and that by colour thereof the justices 
have hitherto deferred to proceed in the plea which is begun. By C. 

May 10. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the third part of the 
lands of Thomas de Eournyvall knight tenant in chief which the king 
commanded to be kept in his hand for dower of Joan who was wife of the 
said Thomas, delivering to William de Foumyvall brother and heir of 
Thomas any issues thereof taken since 22 October last ; as on 25 May in 
the 39th year of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the 
said William, and commanded liverj^ to be given him of the lands of his 
said brother, saving to the said Joan dower to be assigned her ; and 
after on 22 October last the king assigned her in dower certain of her 
said husband's lands in Yorkshire and Staffordshire, and commanded 
livery thereof to be given her ; and now by complaint of the said 
William the king has learned that, though the lands assigned in dower 
to the said Joan are to her delivered, the escheator is yet keeping for her 
dower the third part of all the lands of Thomas in his bailiwick as 
though she were not dowered, wherefore he has prayed for remedy. 
The like to the following : 

John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes. 

May 5. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon Peter de Brewes 
and Thomas Moryeux for 200L, causing them to be thereof discharged, 
and their recognisance on the rolls of the exchequer to be cancelled ; 
as on 11 August in the 36th year of the reign they made in chancery 
a joint and several recognisance to the king for that sum payable at 
a day now past, and after the king sent the same to the exchequer 
among the estreats of that year to levy the money to his use ; and 
now Helemyngus Leget receiver of his chamber [has witnessed] in 
chancery that the king has in his chamber been contented of that 
sum by the hands of the said receiver, wherefore the said recognisance 
is cancelled on the rolls of chancery. 



224 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366, Membrane 24 — cont. 

May 17. To the justices of the Bench. Order, for particular causes shewn 
Wesfminster. before the king and council, to stay altogether a process pending before 
them touching an attaint to convict the jurors by whom an inquisition 
was lately summoned and taken between the king and Theobald Gorges 
knight concerning the right of presentation to the vicarage of 
Stourmenstre Mareschall. By C. 

Membrane 23. 

May 20. To Ralph de Hastynges, executor of Robert de Herle. Order to 
Westminster, have at the exchequer in the octaves of Trinity next the SQL which 
the said Robert while the king's admiral received of the goods of 
certain men of Spain plundered at sea, and which are in the said Ralph's 
keeping, to be delivered to the treasurer and the chamberlains and 
by them dealt with as the king of his counsel shall appoint. By C. 

May 20. To Ralph de Neville and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
Westmi aster, and determine a trespass committed in Northumberland by John de 
Fenwyk and others against William de Acton. Order to proceed 
in the plea pending before them thereupon between the said William 
and John and to do justice to the parties, the king's letters of 
protection granted to the said John notwithstanding ; as lately 
believing that he was abiding in Scotland on the king's service in the 
company of Alan de Heton keeper of the town of Berewic upon Twede, 
the king by letters patents took the said John, his men, lands, 
property, rents and possessions into his protection until Michaelmas 
next, willing that he should meanAvhile be quit of certain pleas and 
plaints therein contained ; but the king has revoked the said pro- 
tection because the said John is not on his service save by times, 
but is attending to other business at his own pleasure, and only 
obtained the same fraudulently to debar others from actions which 
they have against him, to the scandal of the king and deception of 
his court, as the king has learned by credible witness. By C. 

May 23. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to keep in the 
WestrairiHter. king's hand the moiety of the manor of Kentewell held by Katherine 
Gower deceased until sued out of his hands by those to whom it 
pertains, but to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further 
with the other moiety thereof, 12 acres of land and U. of rent 
therein excepted, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as by an 
assize of novel disseisin before Robert de Thorpe and his fellows, 
justices of assize in Suffolk, taken at the town of St. Edmund, William 
Neve of Wetyng and Joan his wife recovered their seisin of the said 
manor (the said land and rent excepted) against David de Strabolgi 
earl of Athole, as appears by the record and process of the assize which 
the king has caused to come before him in chancery ; and now the 
said William and Joan have informed the king that, though by 
a writ tested by the said Robert he ordered the sheriff to give them 
seisin of the said manor (the said land and rent excepted), the sheriff 
may not deliver the premises to them for that the escheator has taken 
the same, which is held in chief, into the king's hand by reason of 
alienations without the king's licence made by the said earl and others 
after the disseisin aforesaid, and that nevertheless the said moiety 
thereof, held in chief by the said Katherine, which without having 
Uvery of the king the said Joan entered it is said after the said 



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1366. Membrane 23 — cont. 

Katherine's death as licr sister and heir, is in the king's hand as 

the escheator has certified in chancery, praying that seisin may be 

given them at least of the other moiety, the said land and rent 

excepted. By C. 

May 13. To John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not to 

Westminste;-. meddle further a\ ith a messuage and 60 acres of land in Burwell taken 
into the king's land by the death of Alice Bcrtelot of Burwell and by 
reason of the vacancy of Rammeseye abbey, saving to the king's use the 
issues of the said messuage, land and meadow {sic) taken since her d^ath, 
to be levied of those lawfully chargeable therewith ; as it is found by 
inquisition, taken at the king's command by William de Otteford 
late escheator, that the said Alice at her death held no lands in that 
county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises by 
knight service of the said abbey lately void and in the king's hand, that 
Alice and Margaret daughters of John Bertelot her son, who at her 
death were within age, are cousins and next heirs of the said Alice 
and are now of full age, and that John de Fenstede and Maud his 
wife, m( ther of the said Alice daughter of John and of the said 
Margaret, occupied the premises from the death of the said Alice the 
grandmother, who died on Tuesday after St. Augustine in the 23rd 
year of the reign, until 12 August in the 34th year, from which day the 
same were in the king's w^ardship and answer was made by the escheator 
for the issues thereof ; and at another time the king has taken the 
fealty of Richard now abbot of Rammeseye and has restored to him 
the temporalities of the said abbey. Because the said Alice daughter 
of John and the said Margaret, who were not married at their said 
grandmother's death, have paid the king 60s. in the hanaper of ch<an- 
eery for their marriages, the king has granted them that they may 
marry whom they will. 

May 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of Thomas de More, to allow him in his farm of the lands 
of Lawrence de Pageham tenant in chief 101. for his expenses in 
regard to the maintenance of the heir of the said LawTcnce as well for 
time past as henceforward ixntil the lawful age of the said heir, dis- 
charging him thereof ; as on 30 May in the 36th year of his reign by 
letters patent the king committed to the said Thomas the wardship 
of the lands aforesaid, which are in the king's hand by the death of 
the said LawTence and by reason of the nonage of the said heir, to 
hold until his lawful age, rendering at the exchequer 100s. a year at 
Michaelmap and Easter by even portions ; and now the said Thomas 
has shewn the king that the said heir has been in his wardship from 
the aforesaid date and yet is at his charge in meat and raiment, 
praying recompense for his maintenance. By K. and C. 

June 4. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order upon the petition of the 

Westminster, commons of that county, if there used of old time to be four coroners 
therein, and are now but two, to cause other two to be elected. 
The hke to the sheriff of Salop. 



Membrane 22. 

May 16. To John de Tye escheator in Sussex. Order to remove the king's 

Westminster, hand and not to meddle further with a messuage, a garden and 

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1366. Membrane 22 — cont. 

12 acres of land which were of Wilham Stourmy in Westychenore, 
delivering to Juliana who was wife of the said William any issues 
thereof taken since his death ; as lately the king ordered the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he 
so took no lands of the said William, but that William de Hatton late 
escheator took the premises into the king's hand by reason of a trespass 
for which the said William Stourmy was outlawed at the suit of 
William Yonge, namely on Thursday before St. Philip and St. James 
in the 32nd year of the reign, as was found by inquisition taken by 
the late escheator, and for that cause and none other they are in the 
king's hand ; and after the said Juhana informed the king that her 
said husband is dead, and that with him she was jointly enfeoffed of 
the premises by the gift of Baldwin late parson of Estychenore and 
Nicholas late parson of Westychenore to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, praying that the king's hand should be removed, wherefore 
the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the 
circumstances ; and by inquisition so taken it is found that William 
Stourmy died on Saturday after All Saints in the 38th year of the 
reign, that Juliana was with "him jointly enfeoffed as aforesaid, and 
that the premises are held of another than the king. 

June 5. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to deliver to John Hamely and Joan his Avife, cousin and heir of 
John de Plecy knight, the third part of the manor of Burton and 
18 acres of land with the rent of six neifs in that town which are held 
in chief, taken into the king's hand by the death of Ida who was wife 
of the said John de Plecy, together with the issues thereof taken since 
her death ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Ida at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her 
demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises in dower by 
endowment of her husband of the heritage of the said Joan, who is 
of full age ; and on 1 October in the 36th year of his reign the king 
took the fealty of the said John Hamely for the lands of her heritage, 
and commanded livery thereof to be given to him and to the said 
Joan, 

June 20. To Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales duke of Cornwall and 
Westminster, earl of Chester, and to his chamberlain of Chester. Order, upon the 
petition of Stephen Warde of Lyverpulle co. Lancaster, if assured by 
certificate of Richard de Ayneshargh mayor of Lyverpulle that the 
said Richard took to the king's use his right prises of wine of a ship 
of the said Stephen in the port of Lyverpulle where the said ship 
first touched, to stay altogether the distraint upon the said Stephen 
made by the said chamberlain for a second payment of the said prises, 
restoring to him without delay anything taken for that cause ; as 
on 6 May last the king's serjeant William Strete, whom he has made 
his chief butler to take all prises to the king's use in singular the 
ports within the realm, deputed the said Richard to take such prises 
in the port of Lyverpulle, and to receive sums of money whatsoever 
heretofore taken by others for the same cause, as in the 
king's letters patent is contained ; and the said Stephen has 
informed the king that, though before that day he first 
touched at that port with the said ship laded with wines at the 
city of Bourdeaux, unladed there certain tuns of wine, and 



40 EDWARD III. 227 



■'■'^^^'« Membrane 22 — cont. 

the said Richard took prises as aforesaid of all wines in the said ship, 
the said chamberlain is unlawfully distraining him for a second payment 
to the use of the said earl, for that the said Stephen took the same 
ship to the port of Pulle co. Chester and there unladed the residue ; 
and it is not lawful that any man coming with a ship to one place 
within the realm and there paying the king's prises should elsewhere 
be compelled to pay the same a second time. 

Membrane 21. 
June 3. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to take of 

Westminster. Joan who was wife of John de Keynes knight tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to deliver to 
her in dower the manor of Tarente Keynes taken into the king's 
hand by the death of the said John and by reason of the nonage of 
his heir ; as the king has assigned to her the said manor with the 
assent of Queen Philippa, to whom he has committed the wardship 
of two thirds of the said John's lands until the lawful age of the said 
heir. 

June 23. To the high master of the order of Sempyngham. Order, upon his 
\A estminster. allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, forbidding him, and willing 
him to forbid those subject to him whatsoever, by himself or by others 
to attempt aught which may tend to the prejudice of the king's honour 
and dignity or of his ordinance, of the jurisdiction or office of John 
bishop of Lincoln or of the monasteries, priories, members or persons 
subject to the said master, commanding him humhly to acknowledge 
the obedience and reverence which he is bound to shew to his said 
ordinary, to desist from the further prosecution of proceedings by him 
begun without the realm, not departing for that purpose to foreign parts 
nor sending nor suffering messengers or others to be sent out of the 
realm without the king's licence, knowing of a surety that if aught 
be attempted to the contrary by the said master or by any other the 
king will be so wroth with him and his order that they shall be sorry for 
such contempt, and the king's will is that before the quinzaine of St. 
John Baptist the master shall certify him and the council by letters 
patent of the date when he shall receive these presents, and of what- 
soever he shall think fit to do in that behalf ; as the king desires the 
peace of all his lieges, but especially that no matter of wandering 
abroad and idly spending the revenues to them entrusted be afforded 
to men of religion ; and lately for composing strife which was aroused 
between the said bishop on the one part and the said master, the 
monasteries, priories, brethren and sisters to him subject on the other 
part, the king by deliberation of his council with the assent of the 
parties thought fit to order that the said master ought to admit the 
said bishop as ordinary, at any rate in places within his diocese, to 
bless the nuns of that order and to the exercise of other matters 
incumbent on his office in regard to persons of religion of the order 
aforesaid, suffering without resistance his jurisdiction and the execu- 
tion of his said office ; but the king has newly learned, and it is loudly 
affirmed by the voice of credible persons, that the master feeling himself 
aggrieved, as he says, for that the bishop in the exercise of his office, 
proceeding in accordance with the king's said ordinance as he was 
bound to do, lias blessed certain nuns of the order and monastery of 
Semp3mgham, howbeit to many wise men it may seem that the master 



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1366, Membrane 21 — cont. 

thereby has no grievance but rather reUef, has lodged divers provo- 
cations and appeals, and is purposing to prosecute the same without 
the realm in contempt of the king, to the prejudice of the said bishop's 
office, and to the impoverishment of the monastery, subjects and 
members aforesaid ; and the king would apply a timely remedy 
to the evils likely to ensue. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 20. 
June 20. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Ralph de Cromwell and Maud his wife, sister of William 
Bernak, to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with 
certain parcels of land, the rents, fees and advowsons pertaining to 
two thirds of the manors of Hedirsete and Besthorp and of certain 
lands in Wymondham, Bokenham and Denton, which are of the 
heritage of the said Maud, delivering to them any issues thereof taken ; 
as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
two thirds of the said manors and lands which were of John Bemak 
tenant in chief, and came to the king's hands by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of the said William, brother and heir of John son and 
heir of the said John, which William and John the son died within 
age and in the king's wardship, that the manor of Besthorp and the 
said lands are held in chief as parcel of the barony of Tateshale, the 
manor of Hedirsete of another than the king, and that the said Maud 
is next heir of her said brother and of full age, on 4 February in the 
35th year of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the 
said Ralph, and commanded livery to be given him of the said two 
thirds ; and now by plaint of the said Ralph and Maud the king has 
learned that, by colour of an inquisition whereby it is found that 
the parcels, rents, fees and advowsons aforesaid, which by virtue of 
the said restitution are delivered to the said Ralph and Maud, were 
not contained in the extent of the former inquisition, the escheator 
has taken the same into the king's hand and is unlawfully so detaining 
them ; and in all restitutions by the king made to heirs of full age 
as well lands as fees, advowsons and all else to the same pertaining 
in general pass out of his hands to the possession of such heirs, 
whether extended or not. 

May 6. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Trewoef, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 12. Order to the sheriff of Suthampton to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Fraunk of Suthampton, who is dead. 

May 14. Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Robert Holeweye, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 22. Order to the sheriff of Bedford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Alexander Durant, who is aged and infirm. 

Order to the sheriff of Bedford to cause a coroner to be elected 
instead of Thomas Nicholas, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 12. Order to the sheriff of Suthampton to cause a verderer in the New 

Westminster. Forest to be elected instead of John Fraunk, who is dead. 



40 EDWARD III. 



229 



1306. Membrane 20 — cont. 

July 11. Order to the slieiifT of Essex to cause a veiderer in the forest of 
Westminster. Walt ham to be elected instead of John Hert, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

July 8. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Wostminstor. of Gerard Brunby, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 5. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

VVestminstor. of Walter atte Halle of Adderbury, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 16. Order to the sheriff of Bedford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of llobert Carboncll, who is dead. 

July 20. Order to the sheriff of Cunibeiland to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John do Ireby, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Memduane 19. 
June 16. To John de Olneye escheator in Huntingdonshire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the moiety of the manor of Botulvesbrugge taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Margaret who was wife of 
Simon de Drayton and by reason of the nonage of John son and heir 
of John Paynel of Botheby knight ; as by the tenor of the record and 
process of a cause between the king and John Gymeges of Stacheden, 
whether the said moiety, lately held for life by the said Margaret 
with reversion to the said John son of John tlien within age, was held 
in chief by knight service or of the said John Gymeges as mesne 
lord, which record the king caused to come before him in chancery, 
it is found that John Paynel the father held the same by knight 
service of John Gymeges father of the said John Gymeges of 
Stacheden and not in chief, whereby it was determined that John 
Gymeges should be restored to his seignory in regard to the services 
and customs to him due of old time from John Paynel and his 
ancestors, and likewise that the said moiety should remain in the 
king's hand until the lawful age of John Paynel for that it came to the 
king by reason of his nonage before John Gymeges did his homage ; 
and now John son of John Paynel has proved his age before W^alter 
de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire, and the king at another time lias 
taken the homage of John Gymeges the son, and has commanded 
livery of his heritage to be given him. 
The hke to the sheriff of Huntingdon. 

July 15. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Edmund de la Pole and Elizabeth his wife, second daughter of 
Richard de Haudlo and sister and one of the heirs of Edmund de 
Haudlo his son and heir, to her purparty, the manors of Borstal], 
Ocle and Adyngrave, lands in BrehuU and rents in Astclaydon, 
Botclaydon, Middelclaydon and Hykford all parcel of the manor of 
Borstall, and the bailiwick of the forestership of Brenewode, with 
all lands of their heritage as well in demesne as in lordships and rever- 
sions in Bukinghamshire, the knights' fees and advowsons thereto 
pertaining, and the issues of the same taken by the escheator; 
as on 30 November in the 35th year of his reign, of the 
lands of the said Richard and Edmund de Haudlo tenants in 
chief, and of those held in dower or for life by Isabel who was 
wife of the said Richard of the heritage of his heirs, the king assigned 



230 ' CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS 



1366, Membrane 19 — cont. ' 

to the said Edmund and Elizabeth to her purparty the manors of 
Tremworth, Vanne, Crondale with the advowson and a rent in 
Canterbury and Welde, Haudlo, Wynchecombe, Ore and Assheden and 
all other lands etc. of that heritage in Kent, the manor of Chadlynton 
called Shipenhull, a messuage and 3 acres of land in Hedyndon co. 
Oxford sometime of Alan Hobbes, and the reversion after the death 
of Alice who was wife of Edmund de Haudlo of the manors of Colne 
Seint Aldewyne, Hatherop and Wyke co. Gloucester at that time held 
according to the form of the partition by John de Appulby and 
Margaret his wife the other sister and heir of the said Edmund 
during the life of the said Alice, and to the said John and 
Margaret to her purparty the manors of Borstall, Brehull, 
Claresplace, Hokkele and Adyngrave, a rent in Hasteclaydon, 
Middelclaydon and Botclaydon, the whole rent of Upton and 
Hykford, the bailiwick of the forestership of Brenewode and all 
lands etc, in Bukinghamshire, all lands in Muswell and Thomell, 
the manor of Hedyndon with the bailiwick of the forestership 
of Shotore and Stouwode co. Oxford, one messuage and 3 acres 
of land sometime of Alan Hobbes in the manor of Hedyndon and the 
manor of Chadlyngton called WhauU in that county excepted ; and 
for that the king by process in chancerj'^ recovered against the said 
Edmund de la Pole and Elizabeth the manors of Tremworth and 
Vanne the said rent in Canterbury, and the advowson of 
Crondale, and the said John and Margaret were adjudged to content 
them for a moiety of the lands so recovered, the said Edmund, Eliza- 
beth, John and Margaret by common assent surrendered into the 
king's hand all the lands to them assigned except those in the king's 
hand by the said recovery, praying that a new partition should be 
made, and by their common assent the king has assigned to the said 
Edmund de la Pole and Elizabeth to her purparty the manors, lands, 
rent and bailiwick aforesaid in Bukinghamshire, the manors of 
Muswell, Thomell and Hedyngton with the bailiwick of the 
forestership of Shotore in Oxfordshire (except the above mentioned 
tenement in the manor of Hedyngton sometime of Alan Hobbes 
and now void and unoccupied which is of the purparty of John and 
Margaret) with the knights' fees and advowsons thereto belonging. 

The hke, mutatis mutandis, to John de Evesham escheator in 
Oxfordshire concerning the manors of Muswell, Thomell and Hadyng- 
ton with the bailiwick of the forestership of Shotore, except a 
messuage and 3 acres of land in the manor of Hedyngton which were 
of Alan Hobbes. 

To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, to deliver to the said John and Margaret, to her 
purparty, all lands, meado\^ s, rents and services in Colne, Hakthorp 
and Wyke ; as the king has assigned to them the manors of Chad- 
lyngton and ShepenhuU with all lands, ftieadows, rents and services 
etc. in WahuU and Kadlesham co. Oxford which are parcel of the 
manor of Chadlyngton, a messuage and 3 acres of land in Hedyngdon 
CO. Oxford except the services thereof due, all lands, meadows, rents 
and services etc. in Colne, Hacthorp and Wyke co. Gloucester, the 
manors of Ore, Assheden and Haudlo with lands, rents and services 
etc. in Wynchecombe, Ore, Assheden and Haudlo co. Kent which 
were of the said Richard, Edmund de Haudlo and Isabel. 



40 EDWARD III. 231 



1366w Membrane 19 — conl. 

Tlie like to John do Ty CHcheator in Kent, concerning the manors 
of Ore, Asshedon and Haudlo, with lands, rents and services etc. 
in tlie towns of Wynchecombe, Ore, Assheden and Haudlo. 

Membrane 18. 

June 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminstor. their demand made upon John de Stodeye, Richard Blake and John 
de Wylyngham for 42 tuns of wine to the king's use, discharging them 
thereof ; as on 11 February in the 34th year of his reign the king 
by letters patent appointed the said Richard and John de Wylyngham 
jointly and severally to make search upon singular the sea coasts 
within the counties of Kent and Essex for 138 tuns and one pipe of 
wine of the king's own wines, marked with the marks of divers 
mercliants of whom they were bought, and laded in a ship called 
la Kateryne of Wynchelse, which wine the king lately ordered to be 
taken to parts over sea, unladed in certain places and put in cellars, 
and the said ship at sea on its voyage thither was by a storm broken 
and imperilled off the said coast, and great part of the said wines 
were cast up on land, appointing them also to arrest and safe keep 
to the king's use until further order all wines so cast up marked with 
any mark whatsoever which by their search might be found ; and 
after on behalf of the said Richard and John the king learned that, 
though by their search they found 42 tuns of the said wines and 
delivered the same to John de Stodeye then the king's butler to his 
use, and though the said butler accounted for them in his account 
in the king's wardrobe, as by the account may appear, the treasurer 
and the barons are purposing therewith to charge the said Richard 
and John de Wylyngham in their account at the exchequer, wherefore 
he commanded them to view the account rendered in the wardrobe 
by John de Stodeye, which is in the exchequer, and if thereby they 
should find that he received the said 42 tuns of the said Richard and John 
de Wylyngham as aforesaid, charged himself therewith, and accounted 
for the same, to stay their demand upon the said Richard and John de 
Wylyngham for the said wines, discharging at the exchequer both them 
and John de Stodeye, and if there should be cause why they ought 
not so to do, to certify the same in chancery ; and the treasurer and 
barons certified in chancery that they had not proceeded to the 
discharge of John de Stodeye for that he did not account in the 
exchequer concerning his butlery nor is his account in their hands, 
but he accounted with William de Farle late keeper of the wardrobe, 
who accounted in the exchequer concerning the wardrobe, and the 
said William in his account charges himself with divers sums of money 
received by the said butler's hands as the price of divers wines received 
of divers men upon the expenses of the household, making no express 
mention of the said 42 tuns, nor giving particulars of the tuns of the 
said wines or the names of those from whom the same were bought 
or received ; and Thomas de Brantyngham the king's clerk then 
cofferer of the household, who began to engross the said account of 
William de Farle and before the same was ended was sent on the king's 
service to the parts of Calais, John de Uppyngham the king's clerk 
then clerk of the said William and now one of the auditors of the 
exchequer, who engrossed the said account after the departure of 
the said Thomas, and William de Humberston the king's clerk one of 
the clerks of the household, who was with the said William de Farle 



232 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 18 — cont. 

Sit the rendering of his account, as they say, have severally witnessed 
before the king that, among other particulars which upon his account 
of the butlery John de Stodeye delivered to Wilham de Earle, they 
saw particulars of the 42 tuns aforesaid, and that the said butler 
charged himself with them and accounted for them, and John de 
Stodeye has sworn upon the gospels that he did so. 

Sept. 10. To the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland for the time being, or to 
Havering their representatives. Order to summon to them the king's justices, 
[atte Bower], gerjeants and others of his council in Ireland, the guardian of the 
lands of the heritage of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, and others 
who ought to be so summoned, to hear the plaint of Robert 
de Clynton knight and John de Clynton his son and the reasons and 
allegations to be set forth as well for the king and the said heir as for 
the said Robert and John, to take information on the matter by in- 
quisitions and otherwise as shall seem best, and further to proceed to final 
debate of the business, doing speedy justice to the parties, and if the 
said Robert and John shall find sufficient men willing to mainpern 
for them to answer to the king at the exchequer of Ireland for the 
true value of the manors of Novan and Ardsallagh from the death 
of Wilham Nongle in case it be determined that the same ought to 
pertain to the king in name of wardship or otherwise, upon sight of 
these presents to deliver by such mainprise to the said Robert and 
John the manors aforesaid with the crop of corn and other issues 
thereof arising since the death of the said Wilham and henceforward, 
any commission thereof made to other persons by any the king's 
ministers in Ireland whatsoever notwithstanding, so that the said 
Robert and John shall apply themselves with what diligence they 
may to terminate the business with all speed, the chancellor and 
treasurer certifying their action in the matter under seal in the chancery 
of England as soon as may be ; as on 10 June last it was found 
by inquisition taken before Richard Stuiy escheator of Ireland, 
which inquisition is exemplified under the great seal used in Ireland 
and shewn before the king in the chancery of England, that Nicholas 
le Bruyn was sometime lawfully seised in his demesne as of fee of the 
said manors which were of William Naungle, that he gave them to 
John de Nongle and Margaret his wife for their lives with remainder 
to Barnabas de Nongle their son and the heirs male of his body, 
remainder for lack of such heirs to Walter Nongle brother of Barnabas 
and the heirs male of his body, further entailing the same to other 
persons in like manner, by virtue of which gift the said John and 
Margaret were thereof seised and died so seised, that after their death 
the said Barnabas entered and was seised by form of the said gift, 
that he had two sons namely William Nongle the elder and Barnabas 
Nongle the younger, that he died so seised, that after his death the 
said William entered as his son and heir and was seised by the form 
of the gift, that he after demised the said manors to Robert de Clynton 
knight for a term of nine years rendering one rose a year during the 
first seven years and during the two remaining years 50 marks yearly 
at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, that to secure that term 
to the said Robert the said William made a quitclaim of the said 
manors, which by assent of the parties was put in the keeping of Thomas 
More upon condition that, if Robert might enjoy his said term therein 
without being thrust out by the said William or by any at his pro- 
curement the quitclaim should be delivered to William and annulled, 



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40 EDWARD III. 233 



136(). Membrane 18 — cont. 

and if he should so bo tliiust out it should bo delivered to the said 
Robert, that the said Robert held the said manors all the life of the 
said William and long after without let, and continued his term two 
years and more after the said demise, until after the said William's 
death he aliened the said manors in fee to John Plunket and Richard 
Plunket, who thereof again enfeoffed the said Robert and John Clynton 
his son, by virtue of which feoffment they were thereof seised, that 
the said William, who died on Thursday before the Purification last, 
was at his death seised of the estate aforesaid and died without an 
heir of his body, that Barnabas Nongle the younger his brother is his next 
heir and of the age of 18 years, that the said manors are held in chief 
by knight service of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, a minor in the 
king's wardship, and that for that cause they are taken into the king's 
hand and so remain ; and now on behalf of the said Robert and 
John the king is informed that the said William son and heir of Barnabas, 
of whom the said Robert acquired the said manors to him and his 
heirs, was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee simple at the time 
of their acquisition, and not in fee tail as by the inquisition supposed, 
that whereas in the inquisition it is contained that the said William 
demised the said manors to the said Robert for a term of nine years 
under the condition aforesaid, and for security made a quitclaim 
thereof which was put in the keeping of Thomas More, the said Robert 
had an estate in fee simple to him and his heirs by feoffment of 
the said William, and the said quitclaim to him made was delivered 
to his keeping and not to the said Thomas nor to any other, and with 
the charter of feoffment so made is yet in his hands as he is ready to 
prove in due manner, wherefore the said Robert and John have 
prayed the king to order the said manors to be restored to them, as 
by colour of the said inquisition they are ousted of their freehold 
without being summoned or heard, contrary to the law and custom 
of Ireland and to the statutes. By p.s. 

Et erat patens. 

Membrane 17. 

July 12. To all and singular the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, the king's ministers 

Westminster, and other his lieges within liberties and without. Order to suffer 
the abbot and monks of St. Mary York and all and singular their 
^ men coming to the districts of sheriffs and others with goods and 
property or passing through the same to be quit of toll, tallage, passage, 
pedage, stallage, wardage, works and aids of walls, sea walls, dikes and 
fish ponds, ship carriage (navigio), building of the king's houses, work 
or ward of castles, carriage and sumpter service {carreio et summagio), 
according to the charters of former kings, not taking their wains, 
carts or horses for any carriage or troubling them in aught contrary 
to the said charters, and restoring anything of them so taken ; as among 
other liberties granted to the said abbot and monks by those charters 
it is granted that they and their successors shall be quit of the customs 
aforesaid in city and borough, market and fair, in passage of bridges 
and seaports, and in all places througliout England, Ireland, Wales and 
all the king's lands and waters, and the king by charter has confirmed 
the same, and has further granted that they shall peaceably use and 
enjoy the liberties and quittances so granted without let of the king, 
his heirs, justices, escheators, sheriffs, bailiffs or ministers whatsoever, 
though they have not so done heretofore. 
Et erat patens. 



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1366. Membrane 17 — cont. 

July 14. To John de Tye escheator in Surrey. Order not to meddle further 

Westminster, with a messuage and 9 acres of land, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Thomas Vaghan, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as on 6 April in the 31st year of his reign the king by letters patent 
gave to John de Wynewyk, William de Thorp and William de Peek 
for their lives the manor of Hachesham which he lately had of the gift 
of Roger Bavent knight, and. the knights' fees, advowsons etc. thereto 
belonging, with remainder to the prioress and sisters of the house of the 
order of preachers by him newly founded at Derteford and to their 
successors in aid of their maintenance ; and now it is found by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas Vaghan, 
who died 4 June in the 35th year of the reign, held at his death no lands 
in chief as of the crown in his demesne as of fee, but held in his demesne 
as of fee a manor called Coldherbergh in Hachesham whereof a messuage 
and 9 acres of land are held of the Idng as of his manor of Hachesham 
l)y the service of rendering 14c?. a year at his said manor of Hachesham, 
that Hamon Vaghan son of the said Thomas is his next heir and was 
aged one year at his said father's death, and that John de Wynewyk 
died 20 June in the 34th year, William de Thorp 27 May in the 35th year, 
and William de Peek 20 December in the 37th year of the reign, whereby 
the said prioress has petitioned the king for removal of his hand 
from the premises so held of her as of her said manor of Hachesham, as 
the same has now come to her hands by the death of the said John, 
William and Wilham. 

July 4. To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminste-. deliver to John Stryvelyn knight and Jacoba his wife, Maud who was 
wife of Alexander de Hilton knight and sometime of Richard de Acton, 
Maud daughter of Agnes daughter of Richard de Emeldon, and to 
Nicholas Sabraham and Alice his wife, to be parted among them, 
all fees and advowsons of the heritage of the said Jacoba, Maud, 
Maud and Alice which are in the king's hand as well by the death of 
Richard de Emeldon as by that of Christiana who was wife of William de 
Plumpton knight ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Cliristiana at her death held in dower 
the third part of the manor of Jesemuth which is held in chief, 
and divers other lands in that county not held of the king, of the heritage 
of Maud and Alice daughters of Agnes eldest daughter and heir of the 
said Richard her first husband tenant in chief, Maud who was wife of 
Alexander de Hilton his second daughter and the said Jacoba his third 
daughter and heir, with reversion to the said heirs being of full age, 
the king took the homage of the said John Stryvelyn, Maud and Maud 
and of Nicholas husband of the said Alice, and ordered the escheator 
in presence of the said heirs and parceners to make a partition 
into three equal parts of the lands so held in dower by the said 
Christiana, and to cause the said John Stryvelyn and Jacoba and Maud 
who was wife of Richard de Acton to have seisin of the purparties 
of Jacoba and the said Maud, and the said Maud daughter of Agnes, 
Nicholas and Alice to have seisin of their purparty ; and now the said 
parceners have petitioned the king to order livery to be given them 
of the knights' fees and advowsons of the heritage aforesaid, which are 
yet in the king's hand. 

June 26. To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the 
Westminster, customers in that town. Order, upon the petition of Nicholas de 



40 EDWARD III. 



235 



1800. Membrane 17 — cont. 

Narford of Lenne, to take of him security tUat he will bring four lasts 
of ox hides to the city of London or the town of Lcnne and not elsewhere, 
and to suil'er liini by that mainprise to lade the said hides in the port of 
Newcastle upon Tyne and take them tliither to make his advantage 
thereof, sending to the king in chancery by a trusty person the number 
of the said hides and the names of the mainpernors. 



Membrane 16. 

June 15. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of the prioress and sisters of the house of the order of 
preachers Dertford, to search the record and process of a suit in the 
exchequer concerning one mark of rent in Brent Illeye, and if they 
shall thereby find that the Idng recovered the said rent as parcel of 
the manor of Coumbes co. Suffolk against Ralph de Shelton knight, 
and if assured by inquisition or otherwise that John de Wynewyk, 
William de Thorp and William de Pek are dead, to cause the said 
rent uith the arrears thereof from the time of their death to be delivered 
according to the king's grant to the said prioress and sisters and their 
successors, notwithstanding that after such recovery the same was 
levied to the king's use ; as Roger Bavent knight by charter lately 
gave the said manor to the king and his heirs, and the king (as he has 
learned) after recovered the said rent as parcel thereof, as may appear 
by the said record and process, which are in the exchequer it is said ; 
and now the said prioress and sisters have shewn the king that by 
letters patent on 6 April in the 31st year of his reign he gave the said 
manor and the knights' fees etc. thereto belonging to the said John, 
William and William for their lives, with remainder to the said prioress 
and sisters in aid of their maintenance, which manor is now in their 
hands by reason of the death of the said John, William and William, 
and by virtue of the kings grant. 

July 23. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to cause Thomas Fitz Wauter 
Westminster, lord of Daventre to have seisin of a cottage with the appurtenances 
in Daventre held by Thomas de Thurmaston outlawed for felony it 
is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, 
that the same has been in his hand a year and a day, that it was held 
of the said Thomas Fitz Wauter by the service of rendering him 
Id. a year at Michaelmas and of doing suit at his court of Daventre 
every three weeks, and that Richard de Wydeville the escheator has 
had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the king 
for the same. 

June 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. John de Thorp the king's clerk, warden of his moneys in the Tower of 
London, to have allowance in his account at the exchequer of 111. by 
him paid at the receipt of the exchequer for the king's seignorage 
to him pertaining for coinage of a sum of gold by him received for the 
payment which the king of France is bound to make for his ransom. 

July 4. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the 

Westminster, chamberlains. Order to account with John de Thorp the king's clerk 

concerning his expenses in going to Scotland, whither the king lately 

sent him from the city of London to bring to him in London a sum 

of money due to the king of the ransom of David de Bruys his prisoner, 



236 



CALENDAR OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



1366. Mernbrane 16 — cont. 

and thence returning, to allow him 10s. a day for his wages and the 
wages of Bartholomew Lumbard going thither in his company by order 
of the council and thence returning, 73s. id. for two horses bought for 
the said Bartholomew for the purpose and lost on the journey, and 
38s. 9d. for carriage of divers things concerning the assay of the money, 
and of the treasury to pay the said John what is found to be due to him 
on that account. By K. and C. 

June 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to view 
Westminster, the account of John de Middelton deceased, keeper of the king's victuals 
at the town of Calais, and if they shall thereby find that answer was 
made to the king for 710 quarters (or 707 quarters) 2 bushels of oats 
delivered to the said John by Richard de Cotyngham then the king's 
Serjeant under William de Clee in the office of avener of his household, 
to stay their demand made upon the said John, or upon Adam 
Chaungeour of London tenant of a tenement in that city which was of 
the said John, for 117/. 18s. 4d. as to him delivered by the said William 
by colour of the account of Henry de Walton keeper of the wardrobe, 
thereof discharging as well the said John as the said Adam, the heirs 
and executors of the said John, and the tenants of his land ; as the said 
Adam has shewn the king that the last time that the Idng was at Calais 
the said John received there to the king's use from the said Richard by 
the hand of John Gryndere the quantity of oats above mentioned at the 
aforesaid price at the time when the said Henry and VVilliam held the 
said offices, and that though the executors of the said John de Middelton 
in the account of the said victuals by them rendered at the exchequer 
accounted fully for the same and charged themselves therewith, the 
treasurer and the barons are purposing to charge the said John with 
the sum aforesaid, and are causing the said Adam unlawfully to be 
distrained for the same, for that in the account of the said Henry 
it is found that John de Middelton received the said price as a prest 
to him delivered by the said William de Clee, wherefore prayer has 
been made to the king for remedy ; and it is witnessed before the kijig 
by credible persons of his household that the said Richard, being 
under the said W^illiam as the king's minister in his said office, in the 
said William's name dehvered at the time aforesaid to John de Middelton 
the aforesaid quantity of oats, and that the said John received no other 
oats of the said William at that time. 



Sept. 30. To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Westminster. Cinque Ports. Order to survey the defects of the said castle as well 
in houses, walls, turrets, the church, chapel, belfry, hall and other 
buildings and the windows, glazing and doors thereof as in the books, 
vestments, ornaments and fittings of the said church and chapel, 
and in the arms, armour, bows, arrows, cross bows, engines of war 
* and other things needful for furnishing the same, and cause them from 
time to time to be repaired as need shall be by view and testimony 
of the abbot of St. Radegund and of the master of the Maison Dieu 
Dovorre or of one of them, and wood for making bows and crossbows, 
barrels for cleaning armour, chests for keeping the books, vestments 
and ornaments of the said church, and other things needful to be bought 
and purveyed by view and testimony of the persons aforesaid ; as 
the king is informed that such defects are many. By K. 



40 EDWARD III. 237 



1366. Membrane 15. 

Proceedings in a parliament holdcn at Westminster 4 May 
40 Edward IIT and before the council, between p]lizabeth wife of 
Sir Nicholas Daudcleye and Sir James Daudeleye father of the said 
Nicholas. WHiereas the said Elizabeth, pleading before the king in 
parliament, shewed that the said Sir James by deed indented 
made between him and Dame Alice de Beaumont countess of Bogham 
mother of the said Elizabeth granted to the said Alice the marriage 
of the said Nicholas to marry him to the said Elizabeth, granting that 
he would enfeoff the .«said Nicholas and Elizabeth of 200 marks of 
rent in Monynton, Dilwe and Eordeshome if so much there were, 
and if not of his heritage of Audeley elsewhere, to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, and the reversion of 200 marks of land which should 
come lo the said James after the decease of Sir Philip de ColuTnbers 
and Dame Eleanor his wiie, or after the decease of Dame de Wateville, 
so that if the said Philip and Eleanor or the said dame should die 
within six years the said James should have the reversions aforesaid 
for that term, and granting further that he would make a feofFment 
and estate of all the residue of his heritage in demesne and 
in reversion to certain persons in fee simple, taking again 
an estate to him the said James and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder for lack of such issue to his right heirs ; and 
thereupon the said Elizabeth said that the tenements which 
she and the said Nicholas have of the gift of the said James 
in Monynton, Dilwe and Eordeshome are worth but 120Z. 
a year and no more, that by the feofTment by the said James 
made, when they the said Nicholas and Elizabeth were within the age 
of twelve years, he reserved to himself 20^. a year of the same, and 
though ofttimes required to grant the reversion of the land aforesaid 
he would do none of it, which land they the said Nicholas and Elizabeth 
ought to have had after the death of Dame Eleanor de Columbers, 
who survived Sir Philip her husband and died in the 16th year of the 
now king, to wit after the term of six years above mentioned, and 
they have none of it, and likewise the said James would make no 
assurance of the residue of his inheritance as in the indenture agreed, 
wherefore she prayed the king for aid and remedy. And thereupon 
he caused the said Sir James to come before the council, to wit the 
chancellor, treasurer, justices and other wase men assembled in the Star 
Chamber near the receipt at Westminster on the morrow of the 
Ascension, and there the said Elizabeth [shewed] her said grievances 
and the indenture aforesaid, dated the manor of Whitewyk ?Jonday 
before St. Luke 15 Edward III, and prayed for redress ; and the said 
Sir James submitted himself therein to the order of the king and council, 
and so did the said Elizabeth ; and as Sir James was not then fully 
advised to answer to the said grievances, at his prayer a day was 
given to the parties on the morrow of St. John, and at his prayer 
he was granted licence to make answer by attorney. On which day 
the said Elizabeth came in person before the council, and Sir James 
by David de Hanmer and others his attorneys, bearing a letter patent 
\text follows] of James Daudeley lord of Red Castle and of Heley, dated 
14 May 40 Edward III, naming Fulk Corbet, the said David, Robert 
Hatche and John Mareschall his attorneys, w ith proviso that the earl of 
Arundell be present and assent to the order of council ; and the said 
Elizabeth shewed the grievances suffered by herself and her husband 
contrary to the said indenture, and the indenture witnessing the 
covenants above rehearsed, praying for redress, and the said attorneys 



238 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-obb. Membrane 15 — cont. 

of Sir James answered nought save that they would not answer but 
in presence of the earl of Arundell ; and they were told by the council 
that when a man submits himself to the order of the king or council 
it is not lawful nor reasonable that any be added to the council by 
any name but such as the king pleases, and moreover it is put on 
record by the chancellor, the treasurer and all the council that 
Sir James submitted himself wholly as aforesaid, and after prayed that 
the said earl might be one of them, and the chancellor said that the 
earl was of the council and his presence would please him well, and 
further shewed the earl's letter to him addressed witnessing that 
the earl was required to be in the council that day in aid of this 
debate, and excused himself that he might not be there, praying that 
the council would make order therein notwithstanding his absence, 
and he would assent to the said chancellor's will and order; and 
the attorneys were asked by the council at their peril whether 
they would make further answer or no, and they said they would 
not ; wherefore the said Elizabeth craved judgment and redress of 
her grievances with damages inasmuch as no answer is made to her 
plaint, for that by no law may a party reasonably put to answer another 
be com^pelled to answer and defend himself if he will not so do ; and 
the council being advised that they may not well make an end without 
advising the king, sent to him the whole process to know his will there- 
upon, who addressed his writ of privy seal to the chancellor and 
treasurer commanding them to proceed to final debate of the business 
according to the submission aforesaid, and he would confirm what 
they should do ; by virtue of which command and of the said submis- 
sion the chancellor and treasurer caused the justices, Serjeants and 
others of the council to assemble, before whom the said process and 
writs were read and examined, and after deliberation had it was 
awarded that all the covenants in the said indenture contained 
touching the 400 maiks of land which the said Sir Nicholas and Elizabeth 
should have were to be performed by Sir James before Michaelmas 
next on pain of 6,000Z. to be paid to the king, and that he should 
pay to Sir Nicholas and Elizabeth full damages for that they were not 
performed, neither in respect of the said tenements in demesne at any 
time save of lOOl. a year, nor of any of the tenements in reversion 
after that Sir James had power to perform the same after the reversions 
fell in, and in case Sir James should no longer have power to fulfil those 
covenants as at the time the indenture was made, he should on the pain 
aforesaid substitute other lands of as great value and in as sure manner 
as therein contained ; and whereas full information may not yet be 
had of the amount of the said damages, it was agreed that the execution 
thereof be stayed until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and the 
said Elizabeth Mas told to come before the council at that time to 
inform them of such damages and receive their award in that behalf 
and in regard to her other grievances. On which day came as well 
the said James as the said Elizabeth in person in the chamber aforesaid, 
and by accord between them made before the chancellor, the treasurer, 
the justices and others of the council it is agreed that the said 
Sir Nicholas and Elizabeth shall hold the tenements in Monyton, 
Dilwe and Fordeshome as of the value of 200 marks of land as they 
held the same before the above award, discharged of the arrears of 
the rent of 20/. thereof reserved to the said James, that Sir James, 
Isabel his wife, James and Thomas their sons shall before the month 
of Easter next by fines, deeds, records and licences of the king if need 



40 EDWARD III. 



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13GG. 



July 10. 

Lyadhurst. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



be make to them for their lives as sure an estate as they may of the 
heritage that was of Sir William Martyn to the value of 120Z. a year ; 
and tliat Sir James shall pay them 1,000 marks for damages ; and 
further Sir James granted before the said council that he would make 
no alienation nor demise of his lands and no waste of his woods save 
for needful and reasonable cause to be certified to the chancellor for 
the time being, the duke of Lancastre and the earl of Arondell and 
assented to by them, and that in case of default in the performance 
of these things the judgment against him rendered on the morrow of 
St. John last for the said Elizabeth should be executed in all points, 
and her damages should be declared. French. 

To James de Audeleye lord of Heley. Order, under a pain of 6,000?. 
to be paid to the king's use, to cause certain covenants made between 
him and Alice de Beamount to be performed by the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next ; as after deliberation and advice had before the king 
and council touching the differences and debates which have arisen 
between the said James and Elizabeth wife of Nicholas de Audeley 
his eldest son touching the fulfilment of the said covenants concerning 
the grant of 400 marks of land and rent by him to the said Nicholas 
and Elizabeth, according to an indenture made between the said 
James and the said Alice mother of Elizabeth, both parties having 
submitted tliemselves to the order of the king and council, it was 
determined that all the said covenants should be fully performed 
by that date under the pain a,foresaid. By K. and C. 



Membrane 14. 

July 4. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take of 

Westminster. Margaret who was wife of Robert Barde of Osgotby tenant in chief 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 
her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand 
by the death of the said John [sic), sending the assignment under seal 
to be enrolled in chancery. 



July 14. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of the abbot of Whalleye, if by inspection of divers the king's 
letters patent by the said abbot produced, by inquisition or otherwise 
be may be assured that the lands etc. mentioned in the inquisition 
hereinafter recited are the same as in the said letters patent contained 
or parcel thereof, to remove the king's hand, and not to 
meddle further with the same ; as the king lately commanded the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said abbot's 
lands were by him taken into the king's hand, what lands they were, 
and of what value, and he certified that he so took a moiety of the 
manor of Billynton which the said abbot acquired of Geoffrey de Scrope 
knight value 20 marks a year, a messuage and 20 acres of land in 
Billynton acquired of Richard Daukynson value 20s. a year, a third 
part of the manor of Wysewall acquired of Thomas de Arderne knight 
value 6O5. a year, the manor of Standen acquired of Henry late duke 
of Lancastre value 8Z. a year, a piece of wood and pasture called 
Romesgreve containing about 200 acres acquired of the said duke 
value 4O5. a year, a messuage and 60 acres of land acquired of John del 
Clogh and John del WTa {or Wro) in Edesford value 53s. 4c?. a year, 



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1366. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 



six messuages and 40 acres of land in Cliderhou acquired of Hugh de 
Cliderhou knight value 4?. a year, a messuage and 8 acres of land 
acquired of John de Kynerdale in Kjmerdale value 8s. a year, and 
a messuage, 100 acres of land and 20 acres of pasture in Coldecotes 
acquired of Nicholas del Bruche and Margaret his wife value 60.s. 
a year, for that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, 
that the said abbot has licence of the late king to appropriate to him 
and his successors 201. of land or rent, and in fraud of the king has 
by virtue thereof appropriated the premises, Avhich exceed the value 
of 201. ; and the said abbot has produced divers letters of the king 
granting licence to purchase divers lands as well in part of the 201. afore- 
said as otherwise, alleging that all the premises are under other names 
fully contained therein, and that so he has acquired none mthout 
licence, praying that the king's hand should be removed. By C. 

July 15. To William de Reygate escheator in Westmorland. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the moiety of a messuage and with 15 acres of 
land containing the moiety of one bovate in Stirkeland taken into 
the king's hand by the death of William son of Alan de Bolteston, 
saving to the king the issues thereof if answer is not yet made to him 
for them ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said William son of Alan at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief, but held the premises in his demesne as of fee of the king, 
as of the knights' fees "v^hich were of William de Coucy baron of 
Kendale then in the king's hand, by homage and fealty and suit 
of the court of Kirkeby in Kendale every three weeks and by the 
service of I2d. and one pair of spurs or 3d. a year for all service, 
that Sibyl daughter of Christiana daughter of the said deceased is his 
next heir and of full age, and that by reason of her nonage answer 
has heretofore been made by the escheators for the time being for the 
issues and profits of the premises from his death, who died in the first 
plague about the feast of St. Peter's Chains ; and at another time 
the king by letters patent gave to John de Coupeland (now deceased) 
and Joan his wife (yet living) for their lives all the lands of Wilham de 
Coucy in that county with the knights' fees etc. thereto belonging. 
For 65. 8d. for her marriage paid to the king by the said Sibyl, who is 
not yet married, he has granted her that she may marry whom she will. 

June 20. To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to deliver of the king's 

Westminster, gift to William Hervy a horse whereupon a boy was riding when by 

accident he fell off and was killed, wherefore the said horse is by the 

bailiff's taken into the king's hand as a deodand, as the kii;g has 

learned. By K. on the information of John atte Lee 

steward of the household. 

July 29. John Smyth of Bernak, taken and imprisoned in the king's prison 
Westminster, of Rokyngham for a trespass of venison in the forest of Rokyngham, 
has a writ addressed to William de Wykeham clerk, keeper of the king's 
forest this side of Trent, or to his representative in the said forest, 
to put him on bail until the coming of the justices for pleas of the 
forest in Norhamptonshire. 

July 28. To Alan de BuckeshuU constable of the Tower of London, or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order to cause William de Melborne clerk, imprisoned 

in the Tower for divers excesses and wTongs attempted against the 



40 EDWARD III. 



241 



136C). 



Membrane 14 — cont. 



king for which ho is indicted, to bo set free by a mainprise, if ho shall 
find mainpernors for whom tbo constable and lieutenant will answer 
at their peril, who will mainpern to have his body before the king and 
council in tlic quinzainc of Michaelmas to answer touching those 
excesses and \\rongs, certifying such mainprise without delay in 
chancery under seal, and sending again this writ ; as the king's 
will is that the said William be brought from the Tower to answer 
touching the premises. By K. 

Oct. 7. To Thomas de Clyfton chaplain. Special licence [to pass] to foreign 

Westminster, parts to prosecute and defend his la\\ful business ; as lately learning 
that the said Thomas purposed to pass thither to prosecute many 
matters to the prejudice of the kingandmany of his people, tlie king by 
writ to him addressed forbade him so to do without special licence 
under pain of forfeiture of life and limb, or to prosecute or attempt 
aught tending to the hurt of the king's crown and dignity or of the 
people ; but the said Thomas appearing in person in chancery has 
found mainpernors before the king, John de Brampton clerk and 
Michael atte Mode of New Sarum, who have mainperned under a pain 
of 1001. that he shall not there prosecute nor attempt aught tending 
as aforesaid. By C. 

Et erat patens. ^ '-. 



Membrane 13. 

July 14. To Richard de Wydevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, to cause Adam de Basynges to have seisin of his purparty of the manor 
and advowson of Wykhamond, kept in the king's hand by reason of his 
nonage ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the 
escheator at the king's command, that Joan who was wife of John de 
W^olverton knight at her death held for life the said manor 
and advowson, which are held in chief, as jointly enfeoffed with 
her said husband (likewise deceased) with reversion to Margery 
wife of Roger de Louthe and Elizabeth wife of William de 
Cogenho, daughters and next heirs of the said John and of 
full age, the king ordered the escheator to make, a partition 
thereof into two equal parts, and to cause the said Roger 
and Margery, William and Elizabeth to have seisin of their respective 
purparties ; and after on the finding of another inquisition, likewise 
by him taken at the king's command, that the said Joan held the 
premises as aforesaid of the gift of John de Wolverton the elder to the 
said John and Joan and to the heirs male of their bodies, with reversion 
for lack of such an heir to the said John the elder and his heirs, that the 
said John and Joan had issue a son named Ralph and the two daughters 
aforesaid, that the said Ralph survived his father and died in the life 
time of Joan his mother, that the said Margery and Elizabeth daughters 
of the said John and the said Joan his second wife, and John Wake son 
of Joan one daughter of the same John and of Joan his first wife, Adam 
de Basynges son of Sara their second daughter, and Elizabeth daughter of 
Cicely their third daughter are next heirs of the said John the elder, and 
that the said Margery and Elizabeth, John Wake and Elizabeth [daughter 
of Cicelj'] were of full age and the said Adam within age, the king by 
another writ commanded the escheator to keep the premises in his 
hand until further order, if not parted and delivered by virtue of the 
former writ to the said Roger and Margery, William and Elizabeth ; 

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and subsequently at the suit of John Wake, Thomas de Couelee who 
has taken to wife the said EHzabeth daughter of Cicely and the said 
Elizabeth, praying that their purparties should be assigned and delivered 
to them as cousins and two of the heirs of the said John de Wolverton 
the elder, the king ordered the sheriff to give notice to the said Roger 
and Margery, William and Elizabeth to be before the king in chancery in 
the quinzaine of Easter last to shew cause wherefore the premises should 
not be parted among all the said heirs and parceners and livery be 
given to the said John Wake, Thomas and Elizabeth of the purparties 
of John Wake and Elizabeth wife of Thomas, and to do and receive 
further what the court should determine, and the sheriff returned that 
he gave them notice accordingly ; and at that day the said Roger and 
Margery came not, and the said [William] appearing in person and 
EHzabeth his wife by him as her attorney did not gainsay that the 
said John Wake, Adam and Elizabeth wife of Thomas are coheirs 
of the premises with the said Margery and Elizabeth wife of William, 
wherefore the king ordered the escheator, in the presence of the said 
heirs and parceners if upon warning they would attend, to make 
a partition of the premises into five equal parts, and to cause 
the said William and Elizabeth, John Wake, Thomas and Elizabeth 
to have seisin of their respective purparties, keeping in the king's 
hand until further order the purparties of the said Roger and Margery 
and of the said Adam ; and after the king took the fealty of the said 
Roger for the purparty of Margery his wife and commanded livery 
thereof to be given him, keeping in the king's hand until further order 
the purparty of the said Adam ; and at another time the said Adam 
has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
fealty, and has respited his homage until Michaelmas next. 

July 16. To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes. Order, if the manor 
Westminster, of Vasterne contained in the inquisition hereinafter recited is the 
same manor of Fasterne which is held by Queen Philippa of the king's 
grant, to remove his hand and not to meddle further with a messuage, 
one carucate of land and 3J acres of meadow in Westcote and Estcote, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator at the king's command, that Susan who was 
wife of John Canynges at her death held no lands in that county in 
her demesne as of fee, but held the premises for hfe as jointly enfeoffed 
with her said husband (likewise deceased) in chief as of the manor of 
Vasterne by the service of rendering \d. yearly to the king at 
Midsummer ; and the king by letters patent has granted to the said 
queen for life the manor of Fasterne in that county with the knights' 
fees, advowsons etc. thereto pertaining. 

Membrane 12. 

July 28. To John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire and Bukingham- 
Westminster. shire. Order to deliver to Aubrey de Veer the manors of Saxton co. 
Cantebrigge and Calverton co. Bukingham taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Maud who was wife of John de Veer, together with the 
issues thereof taken since her death ; as the king has learned by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Maud at her death 
held the said manors for life in chief of the gift of John de Sutton knight 
the elder, John de Pelham parson of Wykham and Thomas Twe made 



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with the king's hccnce, witli remainder to the said Aubrey and to the 
heirs male of liis body ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty 
ot tlic said Aubrey. By p.s. [27072.] 

July 28. To Roger do Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Thomas do Vecr earl of Oxford, son and heir of John de Veer late earl of 
Oxford, the manors of Stansted Monfichet, Dodyngherst and Earls Colne 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Maud who was wife of the 
said John, with the issues thereof taken since her death ; as the king 
has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said 
manors, which are held in chief, were held by the said Maud for life 
in name of dower by endowmctit of her said husband, Avitli reversion 
to the said Thomas ; and the king has at another time taken his 
homage and fealty, and has commanded livery to be given him of 
all the lands of his said father. 



July 27. 

Westminster. 



To John de Tye escheator in Sussex. Order to remove the king's 
hand and not to meddle further with the manor of Laghton and the 
hundred of Sheplake, delivering to Jolin de Sutton knight the elder, 
Robert de Naylynghurst and John de Pelham clerks and to Thomas 
Tuwe any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately commanded the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said manor 
and hundred, which were of Maud de Veer countess of Oxford, were 
by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took 
them for that the said countess, who held the same in chief as of the 
honour of Aqiiila, aliened them without the king's licence to the said 
John, Robert, John and Thomas, and for no other cause ; and in the 
statute published at Westminster in the first year of the reign it is 
contained that no man shall be troubled for acquiring lands held of 
the king as of an honour. 



July 10. 



To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand and not to meddle further with the manor of Raureth 
which was of William Dureward, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the 
cause wherefore that manor was by him taken into the king's hand, 
and he certified that he so took the same for that it is held in chief 
as of the honour of Reylegh by knight service, and he learned by the 
report of certain persons that the said William held the same in his 
demesne as of fee, and in fraud of the statute demised and gave it a little 
before his death to Clement Spice, Roger Keterych and others and to 
their heirs, in order to deprive the king of the wardship and marriage 
of the said William's heir, who is within age ; and the king considers 
that certificate insufficient. 

July 12. To the justices of the Bench. Order to stay altogether the further 
Westminster, holding of a plea before them between John de Middelton and Christiana 
his wife and John Wendout concerning his homage and fealty for 
certain tenements in Neuton by the Sea co. Northumberland ; as lately 
at the suit of John Wendout, praying a remedy as well for the king 
as for himself, shewing that he holds the said tenements in chief by 
knight service [rendering] to the king homage and fealty for the same, 
which were taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert Wendout 
and after by process in chancery dehvered to the said John as his 



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brother and heir being then of full age, and that the said John de 
Middelton and Christiana are impleading him before the said justices 
to do homage and fealty to them for the same, scheming to deprive the 
king of that homage and fealty, the king commanded the justices 
to continue that plea, if any such were pending before them, in the 
state in which it then was until the parliament next ensuing ; and by 
a process before the king in chancery, upon a petition presented in that 
parliament by the said John de Middelton and Christiana, it is deter- 
mined that the said services ought to remain with the king and his 
heirs, and that John de Middelton and Christiana should take nothing 
by their petition. 

July 2. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of the abbot of Wouborne, if by inquisition or otherwise 
assured that the facts are as hereinafter rehearsed, to remove the 
king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage and 15 acres 
of land of the said abbot in Woketon, delivering to the abbot and 
convent any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king commanded 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he certified that he took 
them not, but that William de Ot'teford late escheator delivered the 
same to him by indenture wherein it is contained that the said William 
took the premises into the king's hand for that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that after the statute of mortmain 
the said abbot acquired the same without the king's licence ; and now 
the abbot has prayed the king for restitution thereof, as he and the 
convent and all their predecessors time out of mind long before the 
said statute had and held the said messuage and 15 acres, making 
one virgate of land, as may appear by divers charters and muniments 
of their feoffees exhibited before the king, until the said William 
unlawfully took the same as aforesaid into the king's hand. 

July 2. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the 

Westminster, chamberlains. Order, upon the petition of John de Chivereston, 
to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and the receipt 
concerning the matter, and to account with him as well for the sums 
due from him to the king as for the sums due to him from the king, 
causing allowance to be made him in the sums wherein the king is bound 
to him of so much as shall clearly and of just cause be found due 
from him to the king ; as his petition shews that the said John 
is bound to the king for prests and otherwise in divers sums, and certain 
other sums are due to him. 



June 23. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of William de Gildeford, executor of William de Farle late 
keeper of the king's wardrobe and after constable of Bourdeaux, to 
search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if it be found 
that his statement is true, to allow the said constable the lesser sum 
to him due in the greater sum by him due at the exchequer ; as the said 
executor has shewn that the said constable is bound in a great sum 
by his account of that office rendered at the exchequer, and that 
a smaller sum is due to him from the king of the surplus of his 
account there rendered for his said office of the wardrobe, praying 
allowance thereof. By K. and C. 



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245 



13G6. Membrane 12 — cont. 

Aug. 15. Order to tlic slicrifT of Notyngluim to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John de Wyrsop, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Aug. 15. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John Marplcs, who ia insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 2. Order to the sheriff of Cantebrigge to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Henry Cooke of Ely, who is dead. 

Oct. 15. Order to the sheriff of York to cause two verderers in the forest of 

Westminster. Galtrys to be elected instead of Hamund Hessey and Master John de 
Barton, who are dead. 



Membrane ll. 

Sept. 10. To William de Reygate escheator in Yoikshire. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further ^\ itli the manor of Colthorpe, three messuages and seven bovates 
of land in Miton, and divers other lands in Kyngeston upon Hull, 
Cotyngliam, Neweland, Hesell, West Elvele, Feriby, Colthorpe, 
Bikerton, Sollebergh, Southtouton and Smithton taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William de la Pole the elder knight, delivering 
to Katherine his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William de la Pole 
at his death held the premises jointly with the said Katherine, that 
in his will he bequeathed to her seven messuages in the said town of 
Kyngeston for life, and that the tenements in Kyngeston are held 
of the king in burgage, and all the residue of others than the king. 

To Thomas de Wythornwyk escheator within the liberty of Holder- 
nesse. Like order with regard to the manor of Rymeswell and divers 
lands in Beghom and Estwalsham ; as the king has le?.rned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William de la Pole the elder 
knight at his death held no lands within that liberty in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the premises jointly with Katherine his 
wife, and that the same are not held of the king. 

To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
meddle further with 86 acres of land and meadow and 4 acres of wood 
in Hesille taken into the king's hand by the death of William de la 
Pole the elder knight, delivering to Katherine his wife and Michael 
his son any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned bj'' inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said William de la Pole at his death 
held the premises jointly with the said Katherine and Michael, and that 
the same are not held of the king. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to meddle 
further with 2QI. of rent in Wesfwode taken into the king's hand by the 
death of William de la Pole the elder knight, delivering to Katherine 
his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held that 
rent jointly with the said Katherine, and that the same is held of another 
than the king. 

Sept. 10. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take of 
Westminster. Katherine who was wife of William de la Pole the elder knight tenant 



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1366. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 



in chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's hcence, 
and to assign her dower of all the lands of her said husband taken 
into the king's hand by his death, in presence of Michael de la Pole 
his son and heir if upon warning he will attend, sending the assign- 
ment to be enrolled upon the rolls of chancery. 

Sept. 29. To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause 

Sheen. Thomas son and heir of Walter Faucomberge tenant in chief to have 

seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as tlie said Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27122.] 

To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like order, 
as the said Thomas has proved his age before William de Reygate. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 

The like to John de Olneye escheator in Bedfordshire, by the same 
writ. 

Oct. 3. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Westminster. Order of the issues of those customs to pay according to the king's 
letters patent to Michael de la Pole, son of William de la Pole the 
elder, 200 marks for Michaelmas term last of 400 marks yearly 
granted by the king to the said William and Michael, taking his 
acquittance ; as on 30 November in the 27th year of the reign, in 
recompense for the manor of Burstewyk co. York and for certain other 
manors and lands by the king lately given to the said William and his 
heirs and after by him surrendered into the king's hands, the king 
gave to the said William and Michael and to their heirs 400 marks 
of yearly rent to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
of the issues of the ancient custom in the said port by the hands of 
the collectors ; which William is dead, as is found by divers inquisitions. 

Oct. 8. To Richard earl of Arundell. Writ de intendendo, commanding him 

Westminster, to pay to Ingelram de Coucy earl of Bedford and Isabel his wife, 
the king's daughter, the arrears of 146?. 135. 4d. yearly of the farm 
of 400 marks which the earl of Arundell is bound to pay at the exchequer 
for the wardship of the lands of Ankaret who was wife of John 
Lestraunge of Blakemere, and to pay them the said sum henceforth 
at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions until the lawful age of 
John son of John Lestraunge son and heir of the said John and 
Ankaret tenants in chief ; as on 12 February in the 36th year of his 
reign the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the said Isabel 
that sum to be taken every year as aforesaid by the hands of the earl 
of Arundell, to whom he committed the wardship of the lands in the 
counties of Suthampton and Salop which the said Ankaret held of the 
said heir's heritage, and which are in the king's hand by her death 
and by reason of the nonage of the said heir. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 13. Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause two verderers in the 

Westminster, king's forest of Ingelwode to be elected instead of Adam Parvyng 

knight and Richard Beaulu, who are indicted for a trespass of vert 

within the said forest, as Ralph de Neville keeper thereof has certified 

in chancery. 



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1300. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Oct. 16. Order to the sheriff of Suthainpton to cause a coroner to bo elected 
Westminster, instead of John Fraunk, who is dead. 

Nov. 24. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a verderer in the forest of 
■Westminster. Waltham to be elected instead of Alexander de Goldyngham, who is 
abiding over sea. 

Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a verderer in the forest of 
Waltham to be elected instead of John de Haveryng, who is dead. 

Membrane 10. 

Oct. 20. To Roger dc Wolfrcton escheator in p]ssex, Hertfordshire, Norffolk 
Westminster, and Suffolk. Order to cause Walter son and heir of John Fitz Wauter, 
cousin and heir of Joan who was wife of Robert Fitz Wauter, to have 
seisin of the lands as well of the said John his father as of the said 
Joan his grandmother tenants in chief, taken into the king's hand 
by their death ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27155.] 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order, as 
W^alter son of John Fitz Wauter has proved his age before Roger de 
Wolfreton. By p.s. (the same writ.) 

The like to the following, by the same writ : 

Wilham de Reigate escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, 

Cumberland and Westmorland. 
John de Olneye escheator in Bedfordshire, Bukinghamshire, 

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. 
Richard de Wydevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. 
John de Evesham escheator in the counties of Oxford, Berkshire, 

Suthampton and Wyltes. 
John de Tye escheator in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex. 
Henry Lescrope governor of the town of Calais, for livery of lands 

of the said Walter's heritage in that town. 
The chancellor of Ireland for the time being or his representative, 
for livery of lands of the said Walter's heritage in Ireland. 

Oct. 22. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause 
Westminster. Adam Pavely to have seisin of a toft and 6 acres of land in Westcan- 
tokesheve held by Peter Damory outlawed for felony it is said ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
premises have been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his 
hand, that they were held of the said Adam, and that the escheator 
has had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the 
king for the same. 

Oct. 24. To the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's 
Westminster, lieges. Order to suffer Thomas Makerell and divers merchants of 
Lumbardy, or their attorney, without let to pass to Flanders from 
the port of Scardeburgh with a ship of the said Thomas and 38 sarplers 
25 jjockets of mooI of the said merchants ; as the king has by writ 
commanded the bailiffs of Scardeburgh and the collectors of customs 
there to cause the said ship and wool, which was laded in the port of 
Calais to be taken to Flanders after payment of the customs due to 



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the king, and was driven by stress of weather to Scardeburgh and 
there arrested, to be delivered to the said merchants or to their attorney 
to make their advantage thereof. 
Et erat fatens. 

Nov. 3. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order 

Westminster, to cause John son of Ehzabeth mIio was wife of Robert Salmon, one 
of the sisters and heirs of Nicholas le Walsh e, to have seisin of all the 
lands taken into the king's hand by his said mother's death, saving to 
the king the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that at her death the said Elizabeth, 
who died on 10 October in the 22nd year of the reign, held in her demesne 
as of fee 20d. of rent in Athelardeston co. Somerset in chief by knight 
service, the eighth part of an eighth part of 113 acres of land and 3 roods 
of meadow in Hiwyschamflour co. Somerset, the fourth part of a fourth 
part of 56J acres of land and 3 roods of meadow in the same town, 
the eighth part of an eighth part of a messuage, the moiety of a curtilage, 
40 acres of land, 2 acres 1 rood of meadow, 1| rood of pasture and of 
2s. M. of rent in Podyngton, and the eighth part of an eighth part of 
two messuages, 11 acres of land., 1 rood of meadow, 3 J roods of pasture 
and 20c?. of rent in Westchikerell co. Dorset of others than the king, 
that the said John is her next heir and of the age of 22 years and 
upwards, and that by reason of his nonage the escheators for the time 
being have occupied the premises since the said Elizabeth's death, 
taking the issues and profits and answering at the exchequer for the 
same ; and the king has taken the fealty of the said John, and respited 
his homage until Michaelmas next ; and for half a mark for his marriage 
paid by the said John, who is not yet married it is said, the king has 
granted him that he may marry whomsoever he will. 

Oct. 28. To Wilham de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deUver 
Westminster, to Wilham de Fournyvall, brother and heir of Thomas de Fournyvall 
tenant in chief, the knights' fees and advowsons of his said brother 
taken into the king's hand by his death,f together withf one knight's 
fee in Aston now held by William de Melton knight and the advowson 
of Whistan excepted, which the king has assigned in dower to Joan 
who was wife of the said Thomas ; as the king lately took the homage 
and fealty of William de Fournyvall and commanded livery to be given 
him of his said brother's lands, saving to the said Joan her dower ; 
and now the king has taken of her an oath that she will not marry 
without his licence, and has assigned her dower as well of the lands 
as of the knights' fees and advowsons of her husband. 

The like to Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire and the 
march of Wales adjoining concerning one knight's fee in Pottelay 
and Waluesthorp co. Hereford held by John Comyn, the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Monsleye co. Hereford lield by John de la Lynde, and 
the moiety of one knight's fee in the said county held by John de 
Oldecastel, Walter Myles ' chapeleyn ' and William Bareton likewise 
assigned to the said Joan. 

The- hke to the following, concerning livery to the said William of all 
the knights' fees and advowsons of his said brother : 

Edmund Savage escheator in Notinghamshire and Derbyshire, 
John Bernard escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. 



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Oct. 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to view 
Westminster, letters patent to John de Newenhani the king's clerk made by Thomas 
de Jk^llo Campo earl of AVarr[e\\yk], one of the chamberlains of the 
exchequer, and to admit the said John to exercise that office in the 
name of the said earl ; as lately the king for particular causes, while 
the said earl was in remote parts, removed Richard de Piryton who 
^^•as by the said earl appointed his substitute in that office, and 
caused the same to be taken into his hand, and it is now restored 
to the said earl, m ho by letters patent has committed that office to the 
said John to exercise for him in his name. 

Oct. 29. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to agree 
Westminster, witii Henry de Aldryngton of Berkshire, Thomas atte Crouche of London, 
John Payn of London and Thomas de Wilteshire of London con- 
cerning the terms of payment of a fine of 300 marks by them made 
with the king to be paid at terms to be agreed upon with the treasurer 
and the barons, causing the terms to be enrolled in the exchequer, 
and answer to be made to the king for the said sum at the terms so 
agreed ; as the persons named have made that fine for pardon of 
certain trespasses and misprisions for which the said Henry and 
Elizabeth his wife, Amory de Sancto Amando the younger knight, 
Richard de Adderbury knight, John Golofre, Richard Brountz, 
\^'ilham le Wayte, Robert Bisshop, William Patriche, John Belle, 
John Spenser and Thomas le Baillif of Ilvedon were indicted, and for 
which they have the king's charters of pardon. 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Like order 

Westminster, to agree \\ ith John Wythegenemulle concerning the terms of payment 
of a fine of 20/. by him made for pardon of certain trespasses and 
misprisions. 

Membrane 9. 

Sept. 20. To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with the manors, lands etc. 
of the abbot of Wlialleye in Billynton, W^ysewall, Standen, Romesgreve, 
Edes ford, Cliderhou,Kynerdale and Coldecotes {as above, p. 239), restor- 
ing any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to 
certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said abbot's lands were 
by him taken into the king's hand, and the description and value thereof, 
and he certified that he so took the premises for that he found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that the abbot has licence 
of the late king to appropriate to him and his successors 20/. of land or 
rent, and by colour thereof has in fraud of the king appropriated the 
premises which exceed that value ; and the said abbot produced in 
chancery divers letters of the king concerning licence to acquire divers 
lands as well in part of the said 20Z. of land and rent as otherwise, 
alleging that all the premises under other names are therein fully 
contained, and that so he has acquired nothing without hcence of the 
king or his forefathers, praying the removal of the king's hand, where- 
fore the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the 
premises ; and by inquisition so made at his command it is found that 
the lands specified in the first inquisition are the same which are con- 
tained in the said letters of licence. By C, 

Nov. 3. To William de Raygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands which John de Leghe at his death 



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Oct. 25. 

Westminster 
Palace. 



Nov. 3. 
Westminster. 



held of tjie honour of Pontefract, and which were taken into the kinc^'s 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir ; as Thomas 
son and heir of the said John, tenant in chief of the said honour lately 
in the king's hand by reason of the death of Henry duke of Lancastre 
tenant in chief, has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
has taken the homage of John now duke of Lancastre his son, who has 
taken to wife Blanche one of the daughters and heirs of the said duke, 
for the lands of her said father beyond Trent. 

To pope Urban. Notification that the cathedral church of St. 
Swythun Winchester being lately void by the death of bishop Wilham, 
the prior and chapter thereof, after first craving and obtaining the 
king's licence, have elected William de Wykeham archdeacon of Lincoln 
to be bishop, and that the king has assented to that election ; as the 
metropolitan see of Canterbury is likewise void, to the occupant whereof 
it pertains to confii-m the election of bishops and prelates in that 
province. 

Et erat patens. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to 
pay to William de Aldeburgh 300 marks, namely 100 marks each for 
the 38th, 39th and 40th years of the reign, taking his acquttance, in 
accordance with the king's letters patent of 26 January in the 30th 
year of his reign, granting of his favour to the said William 100 marks 
every year of the issues of the customs and subsidies in that port at 
Easter and Michaelmas by even portions for his life or until the king 
should make provision for him of 100 marks a year of land or rent for 
his life ; as it is found by certificate of the treasurer and the barons 
■ of the exchequer sent into chancery that, after search made of the 
collectors' accounts, it is not found that any allowance is made them 
during the years aforesaid of any sum paid to the said William. By C, 

Nov. 4. Mandate to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer to view 

Westminster, the above command, and to allow Thomas Aubrey and Frederick de 
Tilneye, collectors of customs and subsidies in the said port, in their 
account at the exchequer, such sums as they shall be shewn to have 
paid now or hereafter to the said William by virtue of the same, 
receiving of them his letters of acquittance witnessing such payment 
and the above writ. By C. 

Membrane 8. 

Nov. 5, To John de Olneye escheator in Bedfordshire, Bukinghamshire, 

Westminster. Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. Order to take in the name 
of the king's lordship a simple seisin in the palace of the bishopric of 
Ely, now void by the translation of Simon bishop of Ely to be arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, and not to meddle by reason of this vacancy 
with the keeping of the said bishopric, the manors, property or goods 
whatsoever thereto belonging, but to suffer the prior and convent of Ely 
to have the keeping of all temporalities of the bishopric and freely to 
dispose thereof, according to the king's late letters patent granting to 
» the said prior and convent that thenceforth at every vacancy by death, 

cession, resignation or otherwise they and their successors should 
have the keeping thereof as fully as any bishop had in past 
times when the see was filled, or as the king might or ought 



40 EDWARD III. 251 



1300. Membrane 8 — cont. 

to have if tlie same were kept hi lus hand, so (hat they 
should have full and free administration of the temporalities, 
property and goods aforesaid, taking and disposing of all manner 
of emoluments as they sliould see best, saving to the king the knights' 
fees held of the bishopric and the advo\\sons of churches falling in during 
a vacancy, so that all rents and yearly services of such fees arising 
should remain to the prior and convent, saving also to the king escheats 
then falling in, so that all rents and yearly services thereof arising 
should likewise remain to the prior and convent, rendering to the king 
for every vacancy if lasting one whole year 2,000/., and if a less time 
or a greater pro rata, so that no cscheator, sheriff or other the king's 
bailiff or minister should meddle with the keeping of the said bishopric, 
manors etc. by reason of a vacancy except that the cscheator or other 
his minister should at the beginning of every vacancy in the name 
of the king's lordship take a simple seisin within the bishop's palace 
at Ely, and immediately withdraw without taking fealty or acknow- 
ledgment of any tenant of the bishopric or aught else, so that he should 
not abide there longer than one day by reason of that seisin nor put 
any substitute in his room. 

The like to the following, mutatis mutandis, the clause directing them 
to take a simple seisin being omitted : 

John Louekyn mayor of the city of London and cscheator therein. 

Roger de Wolfreton cscheator in Norffolk, Suffolk, Essex and 
Hertfordshire. 

To the knights, free men and other tenants of the bishopric of Ely. 
Writ de intendendo in favour of the prior and convent of Ely, so long 
as the present vacancy shall last, according to the king's late letters 
patent (as above) ; as the bishojjric of Ely is now void by the transla- 
tion of bishop Simon by the pope to be archbishop of Canterbury, 
and the king's will is that the said prior and convent have the keeping 
thereof and of the temporalities and all things thereto belonging. 

Nov. 10. To the bailiffs of Lincoln for the time being. Order of the farm 
Westminster, of that city to pay 40.S. every year to a vicar of the church of St. Mary 
Lincoln celebrating therein for the estate of the late king, of Isabel 
the queen mother and of the king, and for the souls of his 
ancestors and heirs and of all the faithful departed, taking his 
acquittance ; as the dean and chapter of the said church granted to 
the late king a vicar to celebrate as afoi'esaid, such vicar to be nomin- 
ated by the said king and his heirs, and the said king of his grace 
granted him by letters patent 405. a year of the farm of the said city 
to be taken by the hands of the bailiffs thereof to increase his main- 
tenance until other order should be taken for his estate; and after on 
20 March in the 20th year of his reign the king confirmed his father's 
grant, wilhng that the said vicar should have the sum aforesaid. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to deduct 
Westminster, from a sum of 137/. laid out by the collectors of customs in the port of 
Newcastle upon Tyne upon the building of a house upon le Sandhull 
by the river Tyne contiguous to the town, wall 15/. taken of the 
issues of the murage of the town, and to allow them the residue in their 
account at the exchequer of the issues of the said customs ; as lately 
at the suit of the mayor of the said town and of the said collectors, 



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Membrane 8 — cont. 



Nov. 21. 

Westminsler. 



alleging that by virtue of the king's writ to them addressed concerning 
the completion of the said house then begun, for troning and weighing 
wool there and for safe guard of the town, of the issues of the said 
murage, they caused the same to be built up to the roof, which must 
needs be made of lead, and thereon laid out 137/. and upwards, that 
all issues of the murage during the year did not amount to 15/., and that 
the collectors may not have allowance in their said account for the money 
so laid out over and above the said 15/., the king appointed Ralph de 
Neville, John Moubray, John de Stry velyn and Roger de Wyderyngton, 
three and two of them of whom the said Ralph and John Moubray 
should be one, to make inquisition by true men of Northumberland 
concerning the building and completion of the said house ; and now it is 
found by inquisition, taken by John Moubray and John de Stryvelyn, 
that the house is needed for the purposes aforesaid, that from Michael- 
mas in the 38th year of the reign to Michaelmas in the 39th year the 
mayor and collectors laid out upon the building thereof 137/., that 
there is yet to be laid out upon its completion as well for roofing with 
lead as for work of carpenters, masons etc. 212/. 15s. 3|(Z., and that 
the mayor and collectors did not nor might not within the said year 
receive of the murage of the town more than 15/. 

To the said mayor and collectors for the time being. Order of the 
issues of the murage of the said to\Mi and of the customs of the port to 
cause what remains to be done concerning the said house to be completed 
without delay, and the king will cause allowance to be made of the 
costs thereon laid out in their account at the exchequer by view and 
testimony of John de Preston the king's controller in the said port ; 
as lately etc. (as above, mutatis mutandis), and the king has commanded 
the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer (as above) : and he would 
that the works of the said house be completed. 

Membrane 7. 

Dec. 3. To all free men and tenants in the hundred of Ely of the bishopric of 

Westminster. Ely, now void by the translation of bishop Simon to be archbishop 
of Canterbury and in the king's hand. Writ de intendendo in favour 
of the prior and convent of Ely, who have the keeping of the said 
bishopric and the temporalities thereof during this vacancy, as well 
in regard to acknowledgments of the lordship of the bishopric as to 
services etc. which they are bound or ought to do to the king by reason 
of the vacancy, paying to them in the king's name that which they are 
bound to pay to him, for the king would thereof discharge them toward 
himself, and so behaving that the payment which the said prior and 
convent are bound to make to the king be not hindered or delayed 
by their default, whereby the king should have matter of wrath against 
them ; as lately the king by letters patent granted to the said prior and 
convent that, at every vacancy of the said bishopric by death, cession, 
resignation or otherwise, they and their successors should have the 
keeping thereof, and of all the temporahties thereof with all things thereto 
belonging as fuUy as any bishcp had in times past when the see was 
filled, or the king might or ought to have in times of vacancy if the 
keeping were in his hand, so that the prior and convent should have 
free disposal of the temporahties, goods and property of the bishopric, 
taking &nd dealing M'ith all emoluments thereof as should to them seem 
best, saving to the king the knights' fees held of the bishopric and the 



40 EDWART) III. ' 253 



1366. Membrane 7 — cont. 

advowsons of churches then falling in, so tliat the rents and yearly 
services of such fees arising should remain to the prior and convent, 
for a set sum to be rendered to the king. 

Oct. 3. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 

Westminster, to deliver (o Hugh Tyrel, brother and lieir of Jolin Tyrel tenant in 
chief, 335. 8J(/. of rent, tlie moiety of 67-5. 5fZ. of rent arising of three 
virgates of land in Tangele, and 12s. Q\'l. of rent, the moiety of tlie rent 
of one virgate and a half of land in the said town, from 3 December in 
the 37th year of the reign if the same is of the purparty of the said 
Hugh ; as on that day, the age of the said Hugh being proved, the 
king took his fealty, respited his homage, and by writ commanded 
the escheator that seisin should be given him of the lands of his 
said brother taken into the king's hand by the said John's death 
and by reason of the said Hugh's nonage ; and after by complaint 
of the said Hugh learning that the escheator has put off the livery 
to him of certain lands of his heritage in Tangele which were in the 
king's hand in name of wardship by reason of his nonage, though he 
many times sued to the escheator to have livery thereof accord- 
ing to the king's command, the king ordered the escheator a 
second time to deliver to him the lands of his brother as aforesaid with 
the issues thereof taken since the said day, or to signify the cause 
wherefore he did not obey the command to him addressed, and the 
escheator returned that he did not deliver to Hugh the said rents for 
that John his brother after proof of his age died before having liveiy 
thereof, and the said writ made no mention but of lands whereof the 
said John at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, and that 
the rent aforesaid was and is in the king's hand by the death of John 
Wake and by reason of the nonage of the said Hugh his cousin and one 
of his heirs as of his purparty ; and it is plain by inquisitions taken 
after John Wake's death, who at his death held the said rent in his 
desmesne as of fee, that John Wake died long before the death of 
the said John Tyrel, and that the rent descended by inheritance to 
John Tyre], and so he was thereof seised as of right, although in his 
life time he did not sue possession thereof out of the king's hands. 

Membrane 6. 

Dec. 1. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of William Haule sheriff of Lincoln, to receive of him 20/., 
and to cause him to have allowance for the time he has been 
sheriff of certain sums by him craved for the decay of the profit 
of divers wapentakes, discharging him thereof, the king's commission 
to him or any articles hereinafter rehearsed to the contrary notwith- 
standing, and not to cause the said William, his heirs and executors 
and the tenants of his lands hereafter to be impeached or vexed by 
colour of such articles, suffering him to be thereof quit ; as two farms 
are demanded by exchequer summons under the name of the sheriff 
of Lincoln for the time being, one called the farm fost terras datas 
containing 144/. 125. 4f(Z., the other called the farm of the county 
by tale containing 140/., which farms took their origin of old time, 
belong merely to the crown and are parcel thereof, and the king, his 
ancestors and heirs, are or ought to be thereof contented yearly without 
any deduction, and were so contented time out of mind until the 



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1366. Membrane 6 — cont. 

18th year of the late king, when in the month of May he committed the 
said county to Reynold de Donyngton during pleasure to answer for the 
issues and profits thereof arising, and the said Reynold by virtue of 
that commission accounted as apprower for the said issues and profits 
as parcel of another farm of 200Z. called the farm for the profit of the 
county which Avas then and formerly current in demand under the 
sheriff's name since the 52nd year of King Henry [III], whereof answer 
had yearly been made and the said late king and his ancestors contented, 
charging himself Avith a certain sum of the profits aforesaid over and 
above the two first farms whereof from 18 Edward II to 16 Edward III 
the king was yearly contented in full by the sheriff for the time being ; 
and though the sheriff in the said 16th year and his successors were 
bound yearly to content the king of the two first farms in full without 
diminution, the said sheriff and many of his successors, one copying 
another, have accounted divers sums, alleged to be charged upon them, 
as the decay of the profits of the said wapentakes, which sums are not 
parcel of the two first farms but of the said farm of 200/, whereof 
alone they Mere approwers, craving to be thereof discharged, and after 
inquisition first made touching such decays obtained and brought into 
account their discharge and allowance thereof as parcel of the two first 
farms, and also 40 marks yearly for their fee as approwers, and so 
much was deducted from those farms, the court not understanding 
that allowance of such sums was to be made to any sheriff, nor the 
said two farms to be thenceforth diminished, nor the said fee to be 
taken while such sums were pending without debate, no allowance, 
discharge or inquisition having been made ; and the said William 
having no knowledge of the premises, in his accounts for the 38th, 39th 
and 40th years as sheriff has without fraud or covin craved allowance 
of divers sums for the decay aforesaid and for his fee, which must be 
deducted from the two first farms, supposing such farms {sic) to be 
parcel thereof as they are not, and that he was apprower thereof as 
he was not, but was farmer thereof to answer to the king for those farms 
as do the sheriffs of other counties, and as in his commission may appear ; 
and the treasurer and the barons for these causes have put off pro- 
ceeding to make him any allowance for such decay or for his fee, and 
have refused so to do, wherefore he has prayed for remedy, as he has 
craved allowance for the decay aforesaid after the copy of his predeces- 
sors in office as they for long time craved and had, making no new and 
greater claim in regard to such decay, so that the same took not be- 
ginning in his time nor was he the cause of its arising ; and in con- 
sideration that the said sheriff's predecessors in office have brought 
into account allowance of such sums for the decay aforesaid whereof, 
by the simplicity and ignorance of the ministers of the court not under- 
standing the matter, the greater part was deducted from the two first 
farms, the matter not originating in his time, that the said William 
obtained the allowance according to copy being without knowledge 
of the subtleties aforesaid, and that if inquisition were made as afore- 
time the king may by such ignorance lose the greater part of the two 
first farms, also for 20/. to be spontaneously paid by him in order to be 
spared the expense and labour of such inquisitions and the processes 
ensuing thereupon, the king of his favour has granted him allowance 
and discharge as aforesaid, and that he shall not be impeached for any 
articles hereinbefore rehearsed. Proviso that henceforward answer 
shall yearly be made for the two first farms in full, and for so much of 



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265 



1366. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 



the issues and profits pertaining to the third farm of 200/. as the sherifTa 
may levy, not charging them with more than they sliall be able to 
take thereof. 



Dec. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 5. 
Westminster. 



To the treasurer and the batons of the exchequer. Like order, 
upon the petition of Thomas do Fulnetby late sheriff of Lincoln, to 
receive of him 20/., and to cause him to have allowance for the sums 
likewise craved by him for the 31st and 32nd years of the reign ; as 
two farms etc. (as above) ; and tlie said late sheriff, having no knowledge 
of the premises, craved allowance of divers sums for the three last 
quarters of the 29th year and the 30th year, and by judgment of 
the court brought allowance thereof into account, and in liis accounts 
for the said 31st and 32nd years craved allowance of divers other sums 
whereof debate is yet to be had etc. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to dearrest and deliver 
to Hurtinus Huchewa of Spain a ship called ' Seint Youn ' by them 
arrested whereof he is master with the gear and all property and goods 
therein found at the time of the arrest, suffering him without let to 
pass therewith whither he will ; as lately the king commanded the said 
mayor and bailiffs to certify in chancery the manner and cause of that 
arrest in the port of Bristol, and they certified that they arrested the 
said ship as the goods of the king's enemies, and are detaining the same 
under arrest until his further order, at the suit of William Canynges 
and Ellis Spelly merchants of Bristol, who before them complained 
that John Hoghton and John Krymmok merchants and the 
servants of the said William and Ellis touched at the port 
of Lusshebone in a ship of the said William and Ellis of 
120 tuns called la Clement of Bristol, Walter Peny master, that 
certain the king's enemies of the dominion of Henry now king of Castile 
took their said ship, plundered and by stealth carried away all their 
goods and merchandise therein, for ten days and more bound and 
imprisoned the said master and merchants and the seamen to the 
number of 28 men until they made them fines and ransoms, and after 
taking the same burnt the said ship with its gear ; and an alliance 
has been made between the king and Peter the true king of Castell 
for them and their subjects, and the king would not that this alliance 
be weakened by reason of faults committed by the said Henry the 
pretended king thereof and by his adherents, but that it be observed 
so far as in him lies. By C. 

To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to cause Thomas bishop of Norwich 
to have seisin of one acre of land in Blofeld held by Henry atte Fen, 
who abjured the realm for a felony by him committed it is said ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the 
said land has been in his hand a year and a day and is yet in his hand, 
that the said Henry held it of the said bishop, and that Edmund Cote 
of Biofeld had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer 
to the king for the same. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 5. To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with a messuage, 8 acres and one carucate and a half of land in 



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Nov. 18. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

Netherstratton and divers other lands taken into the king's hand by 
the death of John de Cannyngs and by reason of the nonage of Thomas 
son of the said Thomas Cannyngs (sic)*, saving to the king any rehef 
to him due of the premises in Netherstratton, and dehvering up any 
issues taken of the other lands ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death held no lands in 
that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises in 
Netherstratton of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford, cousin and 
heir of Humphrey de Bohun late earl tenant in chief and late a minor in 
the king's wardship, in socage and by the service of making suit at the 
said earl's court there, and divers other lands of other lords, and that 
the said Thomas son of Thomas is next heir of the said John, and 
of the age of 15 and upwards ; and on proof of the age of the now 
earl, the king took his homage, and commanded livery to be given 
him of the lands of the said late earl his uncle. 

To John Bernard escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the 
lands which Robert Burdet knight held of the heir of Maud de Holand 
tenant in chief, taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of 
the nonage of Robert Burdet his son and heir ; as the said Robert, son 
of the said Robert tenant by knight service of the said Maud while her 
lands were in the king's hand, has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has at another time taken the homage of Robert de Holand, 
son and heir of the said Maud, and has commanded livery to be given 
him of his said mother's lands. 

To John Charnels the king's clerk. Order not to meddle further with 
the lands of Robert Burdet knight, tenant by knight service of the heir 
of Maud de Holand tenant in chief while her lands were in 
the king's hand, lately committed by the king to the said John for 
a set yearly farm until the lawful age of the said Robert's heir ; as 
Robert his son and heir has proved his age before John Bernard 
escheator in Warwickshire. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order, if a writ of quare impedit 
be pending before them against the prior of Plumpton co. Devon 
concerning the presentation to the vicarage of Sutton by Plummuth, 
obtained before the restitution of the priory and the temporalities 
thereof to the said prior, to stay altogether the process thereupon 
begun, and the further execution thereof ; as for particular causes 
the said temporalities were lately taken into the king's hand, and 
after debate had before the king in his court that the said 
priory was of the foundation of former kings his predecessors, 
and that it is and ought to be of his patronage, on 4 February 
last the king of his favour restored the priory and the tem- 
poralities to Ralph Persoun who was with the king's licence and 
assent elected to be prior and confirmed, when he had done fealty to 
the king, as in the record and process thereupon had and in the king's 
letters patent is contained ; and after by other letters patent the king 
so far as in him lies has confirmed the estate and possession of Ralph 
de Ryngestede in the said vicarage, not willing that he should be 
impeached or troubled by the king, his heirs or ministers whatsoever 

* He was son and. heir of John the deceased,, as the inquisition shews. 



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1366. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 



Nov. 18. 

Wostminstor. 



Nov. 21. 

Westminster. 



touching his possession of the same by reason of any right or title of 
the king ; and now the king lias been informed that a writ as aforesaid 
is being sued before the justices by certain persons, that the said 
prior should suffer the king to present to the said vicarage which is 
void and in the king's gift by reason of the late vacancy of the said 
priory, and the king would not that any attempt should be made by 
him or in his name against his confirmation aforesaid. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 
king's hand, and not to meddle further with 4 marks of rent of John 
Gest in 8wyre, restoring to the said John any issues thereof taken ; 
as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the 
cause wherefore that rent was by him taken into the king's hand, and he 
signified that he so took the same for that Thomas Colbrond his 
representative learned by inquisition that William de Monte Acuto 
earl of Salisbury, \\\\o held the manor of Swyre in chief by knight 
service, without the king's licence therewith charged the said manor 
to John Gest and the heirs of his body ; and the said cause, being 
read before the council and examined, is considered insufficient. 

To William de Wychyngham and Edmund de Chelreye justices of 
assize in Dorset. Order to proceed in an assize before them arraigned 
by John Gest against Edmund Dummere and others concerning his 
freehold in Swyre, alleging that he was by them disseised of a rent of 
4 marks there, in which assize they have delayed to proceed by reason 
of an allegation before them made that the said rent was taken into the 
king's hand for the cause [above mentioned), doing justice to the 
parties, the allegation aforesaid or the taking of the said rent not- 
withstanding ; as lately the king ordered John de Bekynton escheator 
in that county to certify etc. {as above) ; and the king has ordered 
the escheator to remove his hand and not to meddle further with the 
said rent. 



Membrane 4. 

Dec. 12, To Reynold de Sholdham searcher of the king's forfeitures in the 

Westminster, port of London. Order to dearrest and deliver to the master and to 
John Bachecote burgess of Calais, to make their advantage thereof, 
a ship and 36 tuns 1 pipe of woad by him arrested, that arrest notwith- 
standing ; as lately the king ordered the searcher to certify in chancery 
the manner and cause of the arrest of the woad aforesaid, and he [returned 
that] information was given him that a ship of John Rys touched in 
the port of London laded with 37 tuns 1 pipe of woad of Ajidrew 
Frerote and Peter Page merchants of Amiens, and by search he found 
in the said ship 37 tuns 1 pipe of wine uncustomed except one tun, 
for which cause he arrested the residue on the king's behalf ; and the 
king by writ commanded the mayor and sheriffs of London to make 
inquisition touching the circumstances by the oath of true men as well 
merchants of Caleys in London as others of their bailiwick, native and 
alien, whether the wine is of the said Andrew and Peter, of the said 
John or of others, and if so of whom, in what parts the ship was laded 
with the said woad, whether custom was paid thereon, and if so where, 
to whom, when and in what manner ; and by inquisition so taken it 
is found that 36 tuns 1 pipe of woad of the 37 tuns 1 pipe are and at 
the time of the arrest were of John Bachecote and not of the said 

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1366, Membrane 4 — cont. 

Andrew and Peter or any other, that they were laded at Calais in a 
ship of the raid John, that he paid the custom thereon due, namely 
about Monday before St. Simon and St. Jude last, that the said ship 
with the woad after touched at the port of London, and paid to the 
said sheriffs the custom thereupon due, that the remaining tun not 
arrested is and at the time of the arrest was of Eliot de Gascoigne 
' vyneter,' that he paid 18d. for the custom thereupon due to the king 
to William de Kelseye and his fellows collectors of the petty custom 
in the port of London, and to the said sheriffs the custom due, and that 
that tun was with the woad laded at Calais in the said ship. 

Dec. 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Henry de Brisele, to account with him concerning the arrears 
of the 40Z. lately granted him by letters patent for term of his life, 
and to allow him in the debts from him due at the exchequer what they 
shall find to be due, also 83Z. 8d., if due to him, for the sale of divers 
instruments and other things needful for the mint in the Tower of 
London delivered to the king's clerk John de Thorpe warden thereof 
to the king's use; as his petition shews that he is bound to 
the king in divers sums of money, that certain sums are due to him 
from the king as well of the said arrears as for the sale afore- 
said, and that these last amount to 83/. 8d., as by the said 
John's account of his office rendered at the exchequer may appear, 
praying allowance thereof. Proviso that if Henry owes more 
than is due to him, he shall answer to the king for the surplus. 

Dec. 7. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 

Westminster, lains. Order to account with Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warre- 
wyk, whom the king has newly sent to Flanders to further certain 
business there, concerning the days he stood upon the king's service 
going from the city of London to those parts, there abiding, and thence 
returning to the said city, and concerning the expenses of his passage 
over sea and return, allowing him 5 marks a day for his wages and 2i 
marks for the reward granted him by the king, and to pay him of the 
treasury what shall by such account be found due to him. By K. 

[Feeder a.] 

Dec. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Notice that the king has withdrawn 

Westminster, the letters patent of protection for one year with the clause volnmus 
which he lately granted to Thomas de Aldoun, believing him to be 
about to sail to Gascony in the company of the king's son John duke 
of Lancaster, so that the same should not avail him if he should not 
take that voyage or should return to England within the said term, 
in order that they may do what shall seem right at the suit of all having 
plaints before the sheriffs against the said Thomas that protection 
notwithstanding ; as the said duke has sailed, and the said Thomas 
is yet abiding in England and not making ready to sail, as the king 
has learned by credible witness. By K. 

Oct. 30. To Alan de Buckeshull constable of the Tower of London or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order to keep in safe custody in the prison of the Tower 

until further order Edmund Rose whom the king has caused to be 

delivered by the council to the said constable. By C. 



40 EDWARD III. 



259 



1366. 

Oct. 5. 
Wostniinstor. 



1367. 
Jan. 22. 

Wostminster. 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



1366. 

Nov. 22. 

Westminster. 

1367. 

Jan. 7. 

Westminster. 

1366. 
Nov. 11. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the slicriff of Norffolk. Order to cause Thomas bishop of Norwich 
to have seisin of one acre of land in 3'lofeld lield by Henry atte Fen, 
who for a felony by him eommilted abjuK d the realm it is said ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the 
said land has been in his hand a j^ear and a day, and is yet in his hand, 
that tlie said Henry l\eld the same of the said bishop, and that Edmund 
Cote of Blofeld had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the abbot of Selby to 
have seisin of a messuage and appurtenances in Selby held by Hugh 
Fish of Selby outlaAved for felony it is said ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his 
ht\nd a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said Hugh 
held them of the said abbot, and that William de Reygate escheator 
in Yorkshire had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to 
answer to the Icing for the same. 

To the tieasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 
the petition of the abbot of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London, 
to stay their demand made by exchequer summons upon the said abbot 
for 10/. to the king's use as a prest, which sum on 7 March in the 29th 
year of his reign the king caused to be delivered at the receipt of the 
exchequer of his gift to the then president and the monks of the said 
abbey to buy certain books for the use of the abbey, discharging 
him thereof. 

Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
of Nicholas Potel, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause 
instead of Roger Gunnays, who is dead. 



a coroner to be elected 



To Alan de Buckeshull constable of the Tower of London, or to 
his lieutenant. Order to keep in safe custody in the prison of the said 
Tower until further order Richard Englissh, whom the king has caused 
to be delivered by the council to the said Nonstable.' By C. 



Membrane 3. 
Dec. 4. To John de Evesham escheator in the counties of Oxford and Suth- 

Westminster. ampton. Order to cause John son and heir of John de Burgherssh 
tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his father taken into the 
king's hand by his death ; as the said John the son has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [27208.] 

To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Like order, 
as John son and heir of John de Burgherssh has proved his age before 
John de Evesham. By p.s. (as above) . 

Dec. 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son and heir of John de Burgherssh to have seisin of the manors of 

Hatfeld Peverel and Wytham, kept in the king's hand by the death 



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1366. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 



of Margery who was wife of Edmund Bacon tenant in chief and by 
reason of the said John's nonage, and now in the king's hand ; as 
on 14 May in the 35th year of the reign, in a partition made between 
WilHam de Moljms and Margery his wife one of the daughters and 
heirs of the said Edmund and the said John , son and heir of John de 
Burgherssh and Maud* his wife the other daughter and heir of the said 
Edmund, of the lands which the said Margery wife of Edmund held 
in dower or otherwise for life of the heritage of the said heirs, by their 
assent the king assigned to the said William and Margery the manors 
of Gresham co. Norffolk and Oulton co. Suffolk to the purparty of 
Margery, commanding livery thereof to be given them, and the manors 
of Hatfeld Peverel and Wytham co. Essex, Brune co. Cambridge 
and Kyngeseye cos. Bukingham and Oxford for the purparty of the 
said John, keeping the same in his hand ; and the said John has now 
proved his age before John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire, and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. (as above) 

The like to the following : 

John de Olney escheator in Bukinghamshire and Cambridgeshire, 

concerning the manors of Brune and Kyngeseye. 
John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire, concerning the manor 
of Kyngeseye. 



Dec. 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order 

Westminster, to cause John son of John de Burgherssh, and cousin and heir of William 
de Kerdeston tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of the said 
William his grandfather taken into the king's hand by his death ; 
as the said John has proved his age before John de Evesham escheator 
in Oxfordshire, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. (as above) 
The like to the folloAving : 

William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. 
Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 
John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire. 

Membrane ZOd.-f 
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
Westminster, forest of Pikerynglith according to the form of the capitnla following, 
so that the same be made before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary next. 

Capihila. 

Robert Predyaux to Otto de Bodrygan. Recognisance for 40 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Cornwall. 



Jan. 26. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster 



Jan. 30. Thomas Peyvre to William de Clopton and A vice his wife. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 400 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Bedfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said William. 



Jan. 31. 

Westminster. 



John de Isle of Wodynton knight to John de Cobham knight of 
Kent. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in the county of 
Suthampton. 

* She was daughter of William de Kerdeston by Margaret his wife daughter 
of Edmund Bacon. See the inquisitions, and compare the writ of privy seal, 
where Edmund Bacon is said to be proavus of the heir. 

t Membranes 2 and 1 are blank. 



40 EDWARD III. 



261 



18()(). Membrane 3(W — cont. 

The said John de Isle to John son of James do Cobham. Recognisance 
for 200 marks, to be levied etc, in tlie county of Suthampton. 

Feb. 3. Simon Lescy of Kyngesclyve, parson of St. Mary by the Bridge 

V\ostniinstor. Staiinford, to Robert Clement parson of Overton Watervylle. Recog- 
nisance for 100/., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesi- 
astical goods in Lincolnshire. 

Feb. 3. William de Worston, Thomas Coubrigge, WilUam de Camme and 

Wostminstor. Robert de Cherleton to Peter Tliurk. Joint and several recognisance 
for 200 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 
. Cancelled on 'payment. 

Indenture made between Peter Turk of the one part and William 
de Worston, Thomas Coubrigge, William de Camme and Robert de 
Cherleton of the other part, being a defeasance of the foregoing 
recognisance upon condition that the said William, Thomas, WilUam 
and Robert, their heirs or executors, pay to the said Peter, his executors 
or their attorney bringing an acquittance, 100 marks in the priory 
of nuns of Clerkenewell, to wit at Midsummer next or within six weeks 
5 marks, at Michaelmas following or within six weeks 5 marks, at 
Easter following or within six weeks 5 marks, at Michaelmas following 
or within six weeks 5 marks, and so from year to year until the whole 
be paid. Dated Westminster, Wednesday after Candlemas 40 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
4 February. 

Feb. 6. Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to David de Wollore clerk. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 13. Hugh Chastillon knight of Bukinghamshire to David de Wollore 
Westminster, and Mchael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 4L, to be levied 
etc. in Bukinghamshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Michael. 



Membrane 29d. 

Certificate of William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire, that 
he has taken the fealty of Isold late the wife of John de Dardres of 
Turveye, tenant by knight service of John son and heir of John Traily 
tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, has caused her to 
swear that she will not marry without the king's licence, and has 
assigned her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the said heir's nonage, namely 
within his manor of Turveye in Turveye all the chambers on 
the east side of the hall and the third part of the kitchen 
M'ith free ingress and egress as well to the kitchen as the said 
chambers, the lesser grange by the ' knyghtuschaumbre ' and two 
other houses, namely one sheepfold and one pigsty, with ingress and 
egress through the gates of the manor and other easements, and ingress 
and egress to the chapel and dovecot thereof for the third part of the 



262 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 2M — cont. 

issues and easements when need be and for divine celebrations, which 
grange, shecpfold and pigsty are of no yearly value over and above 
reprises, but the third part of the dovecot is worth 2s. 2\d. a year ; 
hkeT\ise one garden called the ' Westorcherd,' a house wherein Alice 
Delly dwells with a piece of land containing 4 perches in length 
and one in breadth sometime of Richard le Noble, value 3s. 4c?. a year, 
20J acres 13 perches of arable land in the higher field called the 
' Blakedole,' each acre value 4(^. a year, 6 acres 3^ roods in a field 
called Wolvereshej'e, each acre value M. a year, 17 acres in the fields 
called Hodewyke Fourlong, each acre value 4(Z. a year, 11^ acres in a 
field called the Stokkyngg, each acre value 4dd. a year, together \^ith 
half an acre and the hedge with 6i perches of land in Peruscroft 
towards the Touneshende, value \2d. a year, 21 acres 1 rood 5i feet 
of arable land in the ' Westfeld,' each acre value 3cZ. a year ; of 
meadows and pastures 7^ acres \ rood 16 perches, each acre value 
\2d. a year ; of wood 17 acres 1 rood 13 perches 6 feet, each acre 
value \2d. a year. 

Assignment of dower to Constance who was wife of Walter de Ribbes- 
ford knight of the manor of Ribbesford, there made by Leo de Perton 
escheator in Worcestershire on Friday after the Conversion of 
St. Paul 40 Ed^^•ard III, by virtue of the king's writ thereto attached. 
First within the said manor one high chamber on the south side of the 
hall with the cellar, the chapel and other houses as far as the outer 
post at a Uttle gate at the entiy of the garden called ' Overorchard ' ; 
a moiety of the said garden as by set bounds appears, with the dovecot 
there and the fish pond called Postelpol, a small ciirtilage enclosed 
on the east of the said chamber, the joint easements of a way from the 
said hall to Ribbesford church when need be, and of a spring T^ithin 
the said manor, of the close within the great gate, and of coming and 
going when need be by the great gate ; in the outer court one grange 
called 'heyberne,' by the outer gate one house called " shepehous', a garden 
called ' Brodeorchord ' with a ' forlong ' of land thereby called Edesshfeld, 
the land, meadow and wood from the gate called ' Walbrokyate ' to 
Glodderebrugge, lands, hay {haiss') and moor from the grove of the 
rector of Ribbesford on the west lying by a hay leading upon the 
high way to the water called Gloddere, and from the said water on the 
east to a hay hard by a dovecot on the west as far as the said water, 
and thence on the east side to a wood called' Hewebache ' ; in the park 
for a third part from the gate called ' Birchenj-ate ' to the ' Erber ' 
by the straight way, thence to a pear tree, thence to Oken Vallet 
leading by a path to a piece of ground called Doggehed, thence to 
the 'Neweyate' on the south side, thence to the 'crabbetre' in the 
Bii'chen VaUet, and thence to Walbrokj-ate, Avith joint easement of 
the way there as far as the river Severn ; a piece of ground jointly 
from \Valbrokyate to the Severn from the ' ivytre ' to the ' pope- 
lerues ' ; also Q\d. a year rent of the tenement of Roger de Sheynston, 
and the presentation to the chiirch of Ribbesford, namely for the third 
f turn. 

Feb. 10. j\Iichael de Ponynges knight to Queen Philippa, Recognisance for 

Westminster. 2,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneaer clerk 
the said queen's attorney. 



40 EDWARD III. 



2G3 



13CC). 



Membrane 29(Z — cont. 



Feb. 22. 
Wostminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Indenture made between Queen Pliilippa and Sir Michael de 
Ponynges kniglit, being a grant and sale to Sir Micliael of the wardship 
of the body of WilUani son and heir of Sir John de Bardolf and hia 
niari'iage, to the effect that the said Wilham shall take to wife Agnes 
daughter of the said Micliael before the month of Easter next, for 
which tlie said Michael shall pay tlie said queeii 1,000/. in lier exchequer 
at Westminster, to wit 500/. within eight days after the month of 
Easter next, 250 marks at Michaelmas following, 250 marks at Easter 
folloA\ ing, and 250 marks at Michaelmas follow ing ; and a defeasance 
of the foregoing recogni-sance upon condition that the said Sir Michael 
shall keep the days of payment, and if any default be found in the said 
\\'illiam whereby he may not marry the said Agnes by the law of the 
church, or if he shall refuse so to do, or if either of them die before 
marriage, the said Sir Michael, his heirs and executors, shall be dis- 
charged as well of the payment aforesaid as of the said recognisance. 
Covenants that if the said Agnes after her marriage die without 
issue living before the said sum be fully paid, Sir Michael, his heirs, 
executors and tenants, shall be discharged of the part thereof 
unpaid and of the said recognisance, that the said William shall yearly 
during his nonage take 50 marks for maintenance at the queen's 
exchequer or by the hands of the farmers of the lands in Sussex of his 
heritage. Dated Wyndesore, 11 February 40 [Edward III]. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Michael, 13 February. 

Richard de Piriton clerk, William de Tudenham, John de Sancto 
Albano and Thomas atte Crouche citizens of London to the king. 
Recognisance for 500 marks payable by instalments in the king's 
chamber, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in form following ; namely if they pay the first moiety in the 
quinzaine of Easter next and have the body of the said Richard at 
that time before the council at Westminster, the said William, John 
and Thomas shall be altogether discharged of that moiety, and if the 
said Richard shall find other mainpernors for payment of the last 
moiety, or shall die in the mean time, they, their heirs and executors 
shall be altogether quit. 

Memorandum that Helmyngus Legat receiver of the king's chamber 
came into chancery at the quinzaine of Easter aforesaid, and 
acknowledged that by his hands the king was in his chamber 
contented of one moiety of the above sum, and the said Richard, 
William, John and Thomas made a recognisance of the other moiety 
to be levied etc. in the city of London ; wherefore the above first 
recognisance stands uncancelled until the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next. 



Membrane isd. 

Feb. 11. Walter de Clopton to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40Z., 
Westminster, to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser clerk 
the said queen's attorney. 

Feb. 13. William Meleman of Watford to Nicholas Twyford goldsmith of 
Westminster. London. Recognisance for 120/. payable by instalments ; to be levied 
etc. in Hertfordshire. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 28d — cont. 

Bartholomew Blaket to William Meleman of Watford. Recognis- 
ance for 120?. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 12. To John Mountagu, William de Wychyngham, Edmund Chelreye, 
Westminster. William Tauk and William Luscote. Order not to meddle further 
henceforth in hearing and determining the matters hereinafter recited, 
although upon an allegation being made that, at the time John Moubray 
and Edmund Chelreye justices of assize in Devon held their sessions at 
Exeter as well for assizes as to take an inquisition by writ of nisi prius 
between the dean and chapter of the church of St. Peter Exeter and 
John Gist late mayor of that town, the bailiffs and commonalty thereof, 
concerning an alleged trespass by the said mayor, bailiffs and common- 
alty committed against the said dean and chapter, Nicholas de Britstowe 
mayor of Exeter caused proclamation to be made throughout the town 
{sic) commanding all and singular the inhabitants thereof to shut their 
doors, furnish themselves with arms and armour, and come with power 
before the said justices to hinder the execution of the said writ, that 
great numbers of them so arrayed and furnished assembled, ran by the 
streets, and repaired into the presence of the said justices, so greivously 
threatening the said dean and chapter and the jurors of the said 
inquisition that they dared not come before the justices the dean and 
chapter to sue and the jurors to acknowledge the truth, and so the 
business remained undone, the king by letters patent lately appointed 
the said John Mountagu and the others, four, three and two of them, 
of whom William de Wychyngham and the said Edmund should be one, 
as justices to make inquisition whether the said Nicholas caused such 
riot to be made, what other evildoers committed those trespasses and 
contempts, and upon other articles touching the premises, and to hear 
and determine the same as well at the suit of the king as of the said 
dean and chapter and of others ; as the said John and Edmund and 
Guy de Bryan being before the council examined touching the truth 
of that allegation have upon their fealty acknowledged that there was 
no truth in it, wherefore the king revokes their appointment. By C. 

Feb. 17. Stephen de Heppeworth parson of Isefeld to William de Mirfeld 
Westminster, clerk. Recognisance for lol, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Sussex. 

Feb. 25. To Robert de Thorp and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffolk. 
Westminster. Order, upon the petition of William Neve of Wetyngge and Joan his 
wife, to view the record and process of an assize of novel disseisin before 
them arraigned by the said William and Joan against David de 
Strabolgy earl of Athele and others, and if the same has proceeded 
as the plaintiffs allege, to proceed to take that assize, doing justice to 
the parties, the allegation that the manor of Kentwell is in the king's 
hand notwithstanding, so that they do not proceed to rendering of 
judgment without advising the king ; as the said William and Joan 
have shewn the king that they arraigned such an assize of tenements in 
Melford, Alfton, Stansted and Shymplyng, complaining that the said 
Joan is disseised of the said manor, 12 acres of land and 4/. of rent 
therein excepted, and the defendants in pleading have alleged as afore- 
said, not purposing that they ought to proceed to that assize without 
advising the king, by colour whereof the justices have hitherto deferred 
so to proceed, wherefore the plaintiffs have prayed for remedy. By C. 



40 EDWARD III. 



265 



130G. Membrane 28c? — conL 

Feb. 22. Mainprise of Master Alexander de Neville, John do Hatfeld citizen 
Westminster, of London and John de Mitford citizen of London for John Heioun 
knight for particular causes imprisoned in the Flete prison, to answer 
to the king for 1,000 marks which the said John Heroun offered the 
king for a fine if the king would accept the same, or that he 
should enter again the said prison within 40 days after warning re- 
ceived if the king would not, and that in case it should please the 
king to have the lands, goods and chattels of the said John Heroun 
until contented of the said sum, the king might take and hold the 
same as aforesaid, or otherwise the said mainpernors would pay him 
the same whether John Heroun should be alive or dead, so that they 
should not by his dcatli be excused nor discharged thereof while 
these conditions were not fulfilled. 

Feb. 22. John Heroun knight to Master Alexander Neville, John de Hatfeld 
Westminster, citizen of London and John de Mitford citizen of London. Recog- 
nisance for 3,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Northumberland. 



Feb. 2L To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to set free under the form 

Westminster, in a mainprise contained John Heroun knight, detained in the said 

prison for particular causes ; as the king has dismissed him by that 

mainprise. By K. 

Feb. 20. To John Tracy sheriff of Gloucester, John Sergeaunt of Stone 
Westminster. Robert Palet and John Benet. Order to stay the taking of the body 
of Wilham Pynnok parson of Chiryngton, bringing this writ before 
the king and council one month after Easter next, although the king 
lately appointed them to arrest and take the said William, Simon 
Pynnok, John le Longe and Thomas Wattes his servants, and immedi- 
ately bring them before the king and council to answer touching divers 
alleged contempts by them committed against the king and his crown 
whereof they are indicted and notoriously suspect ; as the said William, 
appearing in person in chancery, has found Simon Gildemore of Chiryng- 
ton, John Spenser of Chiryngton and Richard atte Grene of Chiryngton 
his mainpernors, who have mainperned under a pain of 300^. that he 
shall appear before the king and council on the aforesaid day to answer 
touching the said contempts and other things which shall be laid before 
him on the king's behalf, and to do and receive what shall there be 
ordered concerning him, also that he shall henceforth make no suit 
elsewhere which may tend to the hurt of the king's crown. By C. 

Jan. 28. To Robert de Thorp and Roger de Meres justices of assize in Cam- 

Westminster, bridgeshire. Order not to proceed without advising the king to take 
any assize concerning a void piece of ground lying in the parish of All 
Saints Cantebrigge by the hospital of St. John, or any parcel thereof ; 
as Thomas son of Constantine de Mortuo Mari knight the elder {militis 
senioris) by his charter gave to the king, his heirs and assigns for ever 
the whole of the said piece of ground, extending in length from a public 
lane leading from the Heyestrete towards the river {aquam currentem) 
as far as a small ditch below the garden of the said hospital towards the 
north, and in breadth from the garden of the warden and scholars of the 
King's Hall and from a house sometime of Jolm de Cantebrigge knight 
towards the east to the middle of the said river towards the west ; 
and now the king has learned that the mayor and commonalty of 



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1366. Membrane 28d—cont. 

the town of Cantebrigge have arraigned an assize of novel disseisin 
against Nicholas Roos master of the scholars of the said hall and others 
in the original writ contained concerning tenements in Cantebrigge, 
putting in view the piece of ground so granted to the king. By K. 



Membrane 21d. 

Eeb. 3. To the justices of the Bench. Order, if there be a plea before them 

Westminster, between John de Dynham knight and Robert de Thorp clerk con- 
cerning a messuage in Corston, to stay until further order the further 
holding of such plea; as by a presentment made before Nicholas 
de Carrue and his fellows, justices appointed to make inquisition con- 
cerning wards, marriages, escheats and other profits to the king pertain- 
ing unlawfully occupied and concealed, and to hear and determine those 
matters, it is found that John son of John Inge at his death held in 
his demesne as of fee the manor of Corston in chief by knight service, 
that Joan his daughter and heir is within age, that the king has caused 
the said manor with the body of the said heir to be seized into his 
hand, and that tlie said Robert holds for life of the heritage of the 
said heir the messuage aforesaid which is parcel of the same manor, 
as appears by a record and process which the king has caused to come 
before him in chancery ; and now the king is informed that the said 
John de Dynham, scheming to defraud the king thereof, is im- 
pleading the said Robert before the said justices concerning the said 
messuage, and if they should proceed in that plea it might be to 
the king's prejudice and to the disherison of the said laeir. By C. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Notyngham. Order to cause proclamation to 

Westminster, be made that all men who have 40/. a year of land or rent, have held 
the same three Mhole years, and are not knights, shall at their peril 
take upon them the order of knighthood before Midsummer next 
or on that feast at latest ; and to make inquisition of the names of 
such men in his bailiwick, certifying their names in chancery before 
the said feast. By K. and C. 

[Fcedera.} 

The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid.] 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



To William de Wychyngham and Edmund Chelreye justices of 
assize in Devon and Somerset. Order not to proceed until further 
order to take any inquisition concerning the manors of Sutton Lucy, 
Colewille, Plumtrowe, Wodehiwysshe, Harleston, Donterton and 
Southpole CO. Devon, the manor of Wotton Cribet [sic) and the hamlet 
of Northorne co. Somerset, which were of Thomas de Courteneye 
tenant in chief, and are in the king's hand by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of his heir ; as the king has learned that the said justices 
are purposing to take certain inquisitions by colour of a writ of nisi 
prius to them addressed, and it would tend to the king's prejudice 
and to the disherison of the said heir if they should so proceed without 
advising the king. By K. and C. 

To William de Wichyngham and Edmund de Chelreye. Order to 
stay altogether the execution of the king's commission to them and 
other lieges as justices to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses 
against Thomas Bitlesgate and Wilham de Austhorp ; as for particular 
causes the king revokes that commission. By p.s. [26863.] 



40 EDWARD III. 



267 



136G. 



Membrane 21d — cont. 



Jan. 26. To Jolin de Verdoun. Order, upon the petition of Hugli lo Ircmongre 
Wostminstor. of Davcntrc, to send to the king under seal all indictments before hitn 
against the said Hugh for any trespasses whatsoever, also this writ, 
so that the king shall have them in the octaves of the Purification 
next in oider to act further according to the law and custom of the 
realm, and meantime to stay the taking of the said Hugh's body ; as 
his petition shews that by certain his enemies he is indicted before 
the said John and his fellows, guardians of the peace and justices 
of oyer and terminer in Norhamptonshire, for trespasses and evil deeds 
not amounting to felony, praying that the indictment should be sent 
before the king where it may better be determined ; and John Knyght 
of Catesby, John Osbern of Braundeston, Henry de Bromwych and 
John Calaber of Stoke, appearing in person in chancery, have main- 
perned under a pain of 100^. to have the said Hugh before the king 
upon the day above mentioned to answer touching those indictments. 

March 27. Richard Raundes is sent to the prior and convent of la Launde, 

Windsor, to have such maintenance of that house for his life as William Messager 

deceased had at the late king's request. By p.s. [^6917.] 

Membrane 2Qd. 

Writing of Thomas Payne esquire, attorney general of Edmund 
Darrundell knight, being an acquittance for 70Z. received in the church 
of St. Sepulchre London of Roger de Cherleton uncle of John de 
Cherleton knight, Peter de Eyton and Robert son of Robert de 
Stapilton, in full payment of 450 marks wherein the said Roger, Peter 
and Robert were bound to the said Edmund by a recognisance made 
in cliancery in the 38tli year of the reign and by a bond. Witnesses : 
Henry Dymnell, John Worstede, Simon Macchyng, John de Fulham. 
Dated London, 14 April 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 April, before Simon bishop 
of Ely at his manor of Holburne in the suburb of London, 

April 17. Peter Hattere clerk to Peter Sterre citizen of London. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 240Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the city of London. 

April 23. John Flour of Codenham to Michael de la Pole knight. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 201., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

April 28. Thomas de Saxendale of Botelesford to Henry de Cotyngton parson 
Westminster, of Botelesford. Recognisance for 8 marks payable by instalments ; 
to be levied etc. in Leycestershire, 



May 6. Edmund de Thorpe knight of Norffolk to William de Manton clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 160/., to be levied etc. in Norffolk. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

May 6. John Colleville of Walsokne knight, Thomas son of Simon de Welle 

Westminster, and John Corner of Leveryngton to Henry de Shanketon clerk. Joint 
and several recognisance for 80/. payable by instalments ; to be levied 
etc. in Norffolk. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 



2C8 ' CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 26d — cont. 

May 7. John Laundelles to John Travers of Luttelton. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 221. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 

Charter of Roger Belet of Lalham, giving with warranty to 
Nicholas abbot of Westminster and the convent and to their 
successors a messuage, 36| acres of land, 9 acres of meadow and 505. 
of rent with their rights etc. in Lalham, as in reliefs, heriots, escheats, 
suits of court, commons, waters and fisheries, which the said Roger 
had of the king's gift and which are held in chief. Witnesses : 
William de Swanlond, John Charleton, Thomas Frowyk, John 
Pyrie, Nicholas Bodewelle, John Palmere, William Bischop, Nicholas 
de Ware, Robert Gy. Dated Lalham, Sunday after St. George 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 May. 

Charter of Robert (sic) Belet of Lalham, giving with warranty to 
Richard Rook the elder of Westminster, Thomas Durdent of Denham 
and John Pecche of Westminster, their heirs and assigns, all his 
lands, rents and services, meadows, feedings and pastures, with 
waters, ways, paths, ditches, commons, fisheries, heriots, reliefs, 
escheats, etc. in the towns and fields of Lalham, Stanes and Lytlyngton 
CO. Middlesex. Witnesses : John Pirye, Nicholas Bodewell, William 
Bischop, William Deuhurst, Roger Slak, Nicholas de Ware, Thomas 
Fremlee, Robert Gy. Dated Lalham, Monday after St. George 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Roger Belet, 7 May. 

Writing of Sir Ralph de Neville of Raby knight, being the 
defeasance of a bond whereby Philip de Lymbury knight, Richard 
de Ravensere clerk and William de Hoton are bound to him in 5001., 
upon condition that the said Ralph shall have and peaceably hold 
for his life the manor of Walleworth in the bishopric of Durham, 
which he lately had for life of the gift and feoffment of Sir Richard 
le Scrope and the said Sir Philip knights, John de Cotyngham parson 
of North Cave and Thomas de Wakerfeld parson of Horslee, without 
being impleaded, ejected or unduly suffering loss by the heirs of Sir 
Robert de Haunsard knight or any of them, but shall by the said 
Philip, Richard and William be saved harmless against them. 
Dated Westminster, 6 May 40 Edward III (sic). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 April this year {sic). 

Writing of John Merseye clerk, Walter de Lynton, Henry Helyon 
of Bumpstede and Thomas Payn of Balsham, cousins and heirs of 
Robert Bursteler knight of Cambridgeshire, being a quitclaim to 
John Wroth the elder citizen of London of all the lands in the 
town of Hadenham in the isle of Ely which the said Robert had 
of the gift and feoffment of Edmund de Sutton, son of Hamon de 
Sutton of Wliuxho. Witnesses : John Louekyn mayor of the city of 
London, John Lytic, Richard Croydon, Nicholas de Exton and William 
Kyngeston citizens of London. Dated London, Friday before 
Ascension day 40 Edward III (sic). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 April this year {sic). 



40 I<:DWARD III. 269 



1366^ Membrane 2M. 

Writing of Thomas, son of Gilbert do Bosenham and Lsolda his 
wife daughter of Peter de Novo Castro sometime citizen and skinner 
of London, being a quitclaim with warranty to Ellis de Thorpe 
citizen and skinner of London, his heirs and assigns, of a tenement 
situate in the parish of St. Stephen Wallebroke street London between 
a tenement of the prior and convent of the new work by Gildeford 
now held b}^ Thomas de Athelby on the south and a tenement of John 
de Tryple now held by Nicholas Donat on the north, which the said 
Ellis has lately purchased of Joan who was wife of Simon Dolsaby 
sometime citizen of London and John Gysors, executors of the said 
Simon, or any rent thereof arising; John Nott being mayor of the 
city of London, Richard de Croydon and John Hiltoft sheriffs, and 
John Pecche alderman of the ward. Witnesses : Robert Rydere, 
Richard atte Celer, William Danyel, Nicholas Longe, Thomas atte 
Halle, John Baas, Thomas Croucheman. Dated London, Sunday 
after the Conception 37 Edw^ard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 May this year. 

May 8. John Belevale, John Bydik, William Haym, Anselm Haym and 

Westminster. John Pikeryng to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 200Z., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Dorset. 

Writing of Simon de Eton of Bukyngham, giving with warranty 
to Nicholas de Twyforde citizen and goldsmith of London, his heirs 
and assigns, a yearly rent of 135. i:d. to be taken at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions of the said Simon's messuage situate in the 
east street of Bukyngham between a messuage sometime of William 
Page and a messuage sometime of John le Brede, with power to 
distrain for arrears ; and the grantor has delivered \d. to the said 
Nicholas in name of seisin. Witnesses : Roger Schyrot, John de 
Houndell, William Goddes, Richard Smyth, William Seman bailiff of 
Bukyngham, John de Chichestre, John de Hiltofte, Thomas Hessay, 
William de Burton, John Coraunt citizens of London. Dated 
London, 4 May 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 May. 

May 9. John de Mohun knight to Nigel Loryng knight. Recognisance for 

Westminster. SQL, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same John to the said Nigel. Recognisance for 120?., to be 
levied etc. in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 9. Thomas Rocheford of Essex to John de Beverleye. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 40Z., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

May 10. Robert Lewys parson of a third portion of Guthmundham in 

Westminster, the dioccse of York to Michael de Ravendale clerk. Recognisance 
for lOZ., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



270 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 2od — cont. 

May IL John Abbirbury to Michael de Ravendale clerk. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 405., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 13. Henry Sturmy of Wiltes to Robert de Loundres knight. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for QOl.^ to be levied etc. in Wiltes. 

Writing of Roger de Holte, son and heir of John de Holte, granting 
with warranty to William de Worfton and Isabel his wife and to 
the heirs of the said William the remainder of a rent of 8 marks, the 
homage, fealty and other services which Gilbert de la Roche holds 
for life, by a grant to him and Margaret his wife and to the heirs of 
their bodies made by the said Jolm \^ith remainder to the grantor 
and his heirs, which service the said Gilbert now takes of Adam Blake, 
son and heir of John Blake, tenant of a messuage, a water mill and 
of one carucate of land in Ludyngton by virtue of an entail thereof 
made to the said John Blake and the heirs of his body by gift of the 
said John de Holte, to hold of the grantor and his heirs by the 
services aforesaid Avith reversion to the grantor and his heirs, and 
which services if the said Gilbert should die \vithout an heir of his 
body would revert to the said Roger, the said Margaret being dead 
without issue by the said Gilbert, and the said tenements like- 
wise if the said John should die without an heir of his body. 
Witnesses : John de Edyndon and Robert de Loundres knights, 
Michael Skillyng, William Hoghton, John Bluet. Dated Thursday 
Ascension day 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May. 

May 15. William de Wykeham archdeacon of Lincoln to Bernard Brocas 
Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 2001., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 

William de Flaumville knight to Thomas de Staple. Recognisance 
for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Leycestershire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 15. Walter Danseye of Wyltes to William de Edyndon bishop of 

Westminster. Winchester. Recognisance for 40?., to be levied etc. in Wyltes. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Blebury one of the 
said bishop's executors. 

May 16. Wilham abbot of Evesham, for himself and the convent, to 

Westminster. Margeiy Mho was wife of Thcmas Broun citizen of London. Recog- 
nisance for 1,000?. payable by instalments ; to be le\ned etc. of their 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Worcestershire, 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 9. Richard atte Park of Hengham Sibille to Robert de Muskham clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 5 marks, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. 

June 10. John Nelyng of Boxford co. Suffolk to Robert de Muskliam clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100?., to be levied etc. in Essex. 



40 EDWARD III. 271 



13GG, Membrane 25o? — cont. 

May 16. Memorandvm of a mainprise under a pain of 100^. made by 

Westminster. Henry de Coue, John de Aldliam and \A'illiam de Norwych of London, 
appeai'ing in ])erson in tlie clianeery at Westminster, for Hobeit 
Kustaec of Tilneye ehaplain, tliat he sliall not cause nor procure any 
bodily hurt to Tliomas de Horstede cbaphiin, presented by the king 
to the vicarage of Istih\orth in tJie diocese of London, sliall not 
remove to foreign parts without the king's special licence, nor suo 
or procure to be sued or done anything that may tend to the 
king's prejudice, or to impair the presentation aforesaid. 

Membrane 24d. 

Writing of John de Sancta Cruce of Bedfordshire, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to Amaury de Sancto Amando knight lord of 
Hampthull and MuJlebrok, his heirs and assigns, of the messuages, 
lands, rents, services of free men and neifs, meadows, woods, feedings, 
pastures, with the liberties, warrens etc. which were of Thomas de 
Sancta Cruce in the said towns. Witnesses : Giles Dauboney knight, 
Peter de Salford, Thomas Peyvre, John Bruton, Hugh Pikard, Richard 
de Craunfeld, Thomas de Stepyngle. Dated Hampthulle, Monday 
after the Invention of Holy Cross 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 May. 

May 19. John de Seint Clier knight to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 400^., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Sussex. 

Writing indented of William de Ferers lord of Groby, giving to 
John de Arderne of Lancashire and Joan his wife for their lives 
a yearly rent of 20Z. to be taken of his manors of Groby and Lutter- 
worth at Martinmas and Wliitsuntide by even portions or within 
eight weeks after those terms, the first payment being at Martinmas 
next, with poA\er to distrain for arreai's, and boncl for warranty. 
Witnesses : Sir William de Fyncheden, Roger de Fulthorp, Simon 
Pakemon, Richard de Leycestre, Adam Skilyngton. Dated London, 
Friday 1 May 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 May. 

Writing of Edmund Daunvers, son and heir of Robert Daunvers 
of Wynterbourne, being a quitclaim with warranty to Edmund de 
Wymondeswold chaplain and Roger de Flete, their heirs and assigns, 
of the third part of the manor of Hakeneston co. Wilts and the 
advowson of the chapel thereof, A^hieh descended to him after the 
death of Edmund de la Beche archdeacon of Berkshire as cousin 
and one of the heirs of Nicholas de la Beche knight. Witnesses : 
Richard de Abberbury, Richard de Polhampton knights, Roger de 
Hakebourn, John Cokerel of Chelreye, Roger Louekyn, Thomas 
Cokerel. Dated Cheh'eye, Sunday before St. Gregory the pope 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 May. 

Charter of Richard de Brustow'e, giving with warranty to Sir 
Nicholas de Lovayne knight and Henry atte Helde, their heirs and 
assigns, his manor of Brustowe and all his lands in the town of 
BrustoA\e and the parishes of Home, Horle and W^yvelesfeld cos. Surrey 



272 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. 



Membrane 24rf — cont. 



and Sussex with the advowsons of churches and chapels, royalties, 
liberties, parks, woods, warrens, mills, meadows, feedings, pastures, 
waters, ponds, fish ponds, ways, paths, turbaries, rents, wards, 
marriages, reliefs, heriots, suits of court of free tenants and neifs etc. 
Witnesses : Sir Andrew Peverel, Sir John de Sancto Claro, Sir 
Andrew Sakevile knights, Roger Dalyngerugge, William Nieudegate, 
Richard Manfe, John Bule, Nicholas Bule, Gregory atte Hole, 
John Brooke. Dated Lageham, 30 March 40 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 May. 

May 20. Thomas de Musgrave knight to Henry de Ingelby, Thomas de 

Westminster. Neuby and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for \QQl., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Westmorland. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Thomas 
de Musgrave pay to them or one of them 501. on Michaelmas day 
next. 

May 21. Richard Wylesford of Welborne to William de Kelleseye. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



John de Scotherskelf clerk +o Richard de Ravenser clerk, 
nisance for 414Z., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 



Recog- 



June 5. To Thomas de Lodelowe and Robert Belknapp justices of assize 

Westminster, in Essex. Order, if assured that the tenements put in view are the 
same tliat are in the king's hand, it is said, by the death of John de 
Benstede tenant in chief and by reason of the nonage of his heir, 
or any parcel thereof, not to proceed without advising the king to 
take an assize of novel disseisin before them arraigned by John Scot 
and Margaret his wife against Edward son of John de Banstede and 
others concerning tenements in Welcomstowe ; as on 30 May in the 
30th year of his reign the king by letters patent committed to Richard 
Punchardon the wardship of the lands and rents of the said John de 
Benstede in Rauryth and Welcomstowe co. Essex which are in his hand 
as aforesaid, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir for a set yearly 
farm ; and now the king is informed that the said John Scot and 
Margaret have arraigned the assize aforesaid, putting in view the 
lands of the said deceased in Welcomstowe. 



Membrane 2M. 

May 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Richard atte Lese 

Westminster, and Roger Dygge, knights of the shire coming to the parliament 
at Westminster on Monday the morrow of the Invention of Holy 
Cross last, to have of the commons of the county, cities and boroughs 
excepted, U. 165. for their expenses in coming to the said parliament, 
there abiding and thence returning, namely 45. a day each for 
12 days. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties, for the expenses 
of knights therein named : 

Surrey. Simon de Codyngton and John de Kyngesfold -4^ for 
10 days. 



40 EDWARD III. 273 



136G. Membrane 23d — cont. 

Sussex. Andrew Pevcrell and John Woyvyllc il. IGs. for 

12 days. 
Sutliampton. Peter do Bruges and John Botiller il. I6s. for 

12 days. 
Wiltes. Robert de la Mare and Nicholas de Bonham 112s. for 

14 days. 
Somerset. Hugh Durburgh and WilHam Boneville 71. 4s. for 

18 days. 
Dorset. WilHam Fillol and Roger de Manyngford 61. Ss. for 

IG daj^s. 
Cornwall. Nicholas Wamford and John Tremayn 91. 12s. for 

24 days. 
Gloucester. John Tracy and John de Sloghtre 61. Ss. for 

16 days. 
Hereford. John de Eynesford and Hugh de Monyton 6?. 85. 

for 16 days. 
Salop. John de Lodelowe and William Banastre of Hadenhall 

61. Ss. for 16 days. 
Worcester. Robert Bracy and John de Harleye 61. Ss. for 

16 days. 
Oxford. Nicholas Dammory and John de Tryllowe 4Z. 16-s. for 

12 days. 
Berkshire. Nicholas de Tamworth and John de Estbury il. 16s. 

for 12 days. 
Warrewyk. Fulk de Bermyngeham and Richard de Herthill 

61. Ss. for 16 days. 
Notingham. Simon de Leek and Robert de Morton 61. Ss. for 

16 days. 
Leycestre. William Flamvylle and Simon Pakeman 112s. for 

14 days. 
Lancastre. John le Botiller and William son of Robert de 

Radeclyf 81. 16s. for 22 days. 
Northumberland. Aymer de Athole and Henry de Haveryngton 

9/. 12s. for 24 days. 
Cumberland. Christopher de Moryceby and William de 

Stapelton 91. 12s. for 24 days. 
York. John Bygot and Simon de Heselarton 11. 4s. for 18 

days. 
Lincoln. Thomas de Fulnetby and William Haulay 61. Ss. for 

16 days. 
Norhampton. Theobald Trussell and Richard Wydevylle 4?. 16s. 

for 12 days. 
Cambridge. Thomas de Shardelowe and John Cheyne 41. 16s. 

for 12 days. 
Huntingdon. William de Risceby and Nicholas de Styuecle 

41. 16s. for 12 days. 
Norffolk. Robert de Mortymer and Roger de Bekham 112s. 

for 14 days. 
Bukingham. Roger de Puttenham and John de Arderne 41. 16s. 

for 12 days. 
Devon. John de Ferers and John Dabernoun SI. for 20 days. 
Hertford. William de Wotton and Luke Vyneter 41. for 10 

days. 
[Prynne, Parliamentary Writs, iv. p. 271.] 

iS 18 



274 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23d — cont. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



To the bailiffs of the city of Cicestre. Like order to cause Roger 
Cheyne and Robert Blundel citizens of the same to have of the 
commonalty of the city 48s. for their expenses, namely 2s. a day each 
for 12 days. 

The like to the bailiffs of the following towns for the expenses of 
the burgesses or citizens named : 

The city of Hereford. Henry Cachepole and William Collynge 

645. for 16 days. 
The toAvn of Warrewyk. Robert Broun and Geoffrey de 

Halughton 64s. for 16 days. 
The town of Bedford. Richard Erereman and Giles Hermer 

485. for 12 days. 
The city of Exeter, William Wyke and John Gray 4Z. for 
20 days. 
[Ibid. p. 273.] 

Membrane 22d. 

William de Skipwyth knight, Philip le Despenser, Ralph Paynel 
knight, John Dymmok knight, Thomas de Bernaston knight, William 
de Belesby knight, Thomas de Fulnetby knight, John de Blyton 
knight, Lambert de Weston knight, John de Multon knight, Roger 
de Kirketon, William Haulay the elder, Ralph de Redford, John 
Hode, William Haulay the younger, John de Repynghale, John de 
Haghe, John Amory, John de Conyngesholm, William de Stayn, 
William de Skipwyth the younger of Lincolnshire, Aymer de Athels 
knight, Alan de Heton knight, William de la Vale of Northumberland, 
John Botiller knight, Edmund Laurence of Lancashire, Richard de 
Haveryng knight of Wiltes, William de Nessefeld, Roger de Fulthorp, 
William de Brerely of Yorkshire, William de Wakbrigge of Derby- 
shire and LawTcnce Hauberk of Leycestershire to the king. Joint 
and several recognisance for 3,000 marks payable by instalments ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the 
counties aforesaid. 

Note that they paid 1,000 marks at the receipt of the exchequer 
for the term of St. Peters Chains, and have an acquittance under 
the great seal. 

Also that on 4 November this year they paid 1,000 marks for 
Michaelmas term, and have a like acquittance. 

Theobald Trussell knight of Norhamptonshire, John de Rocheford 
knight, Ralph de Welwyk, James de Herford, John Burdet, Ralph 
de Skypwyth, William de Haghe, John de Cotom of Lincolnshire, 
John Hilierd, John de Veer, John de Sadyngton and James de 
Raygate of Yorkshire to the king. Joint and several recognisance 
for 1,000 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in the 
counties aforesaid. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to summon the archbishops, bishops, 
Westminster, abbots, priors, dukes, earls, barons, knights and freeholders of the 
county, four lawful men and the reeve of every town, twelve lawful 
burgesses of every borough and all who are used and ought to come 
before the justices in eyre, to be at Canterbury on the morrow of 
St. Mary Magdalen next before John Knyvet, Robert de Thorp, 
Thomas de Lodelowe and other lieges whom the king shall send ; to 



April 21. 

Westminster. 



40 EDWARD III. 275 



13G6. Membrane 22d — cont. 

m 

cause all pleas of tlie crown not pleaded or arising since the last eyre, 
all pleas and all attachments thereto pertaining, all assizes and pleas 
put at the first assize with the writs thereof to come before the said 
justices, so that they remain not by default of the sheriff or for lack 
of summons ; to cause })ro('lamation to be made that all assizes and 
all pleas attamed and not ended, or summoned before the justices at 
Westminster or York, at the last eyre for all pleas in that county, 
or before justices tliere sent to take assizes of novel disseisin or for 
gaol delivery shall be before the said justices in the same state wherein 
they remained by order of the king, the justices in eyre or of the 
Bench ; to summon all who were sheriffs or coroners after the last 
eyre to be there with the writs of assizes and pleas received in their 
time to answer for their time as they ought to do ; to cause 
proclamation to be made as well in cities and boroughs as in market 
towns and elsewhere that all those claiming liberties by charters of 
the king's predecessors or otherwise shall be before the said justices 
to shew what liberties they claim and by what warrant ; and himself 
to be there in person with his bailiffs and ministers to inform the 
justices touching these and other matters affecting the business ; 
also to cause proclamation to be made that all complainants who 
would complain as well of the king's bailiffs and ministers whatsoever 
as of others shall come before the justices at the day and place named 
to shew forth their plaints and take amends, bringing this writ and 
the summoners. By K. 

July 3. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Breamore. giving notice to all men of the county that, whereas the king lately 
ordered the sheriff to summon the archbishops etc. (as above) to come 
before his justices in eyre for common pleas and pleas of the croAvn, 
no man need repair to Canterbury on the day named by reason of 
the proclamation of that eyre, but the king will hold them excused ; 
as in consideration of the charges borne by the true men and commons 
of Kent divers times by reason of the king's abode there in the time 
of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, and willing to shew them favour, 
the king has pardoned them this time the session aforesaid during the 
vacancy of the archbishopric by the death of the said Simon, and 
by another writ has commanded the justices to stay altogether the 
execution of his commission to them. By p.s. [27047.] 

To John Knyvet, Robert de Thorp and Thomas de Lodelowe. 
Order to stay altogether the execution of the king's late commission 
to them by letters patent as justices in eyre for common pleas and 
pleas of the crown in Kent and for certain other matters in the 
commission contained; as in consideration etc. {as above), the king 
this time has pardoned the true men and commons of Kent the session 
of the said justices during this vacancy of the archbishopric. ■ 

By p.s. (the same writ). 

Writing of William Filol of Dorset, being a quitclaim to Sir Alan 
de Buxhull knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor and advowson 
of Brianston co. Dorset. Dated Brianston, Friday after St. Barnabas 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June. 



276 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 2ld. 

Writing of William duke of Julers count of Fauquemont and lord 
of Monyoie, acknowledging that of his sure knowledge and free will 
he has done liomage and SAVorn fealty to the king, and promising 
upon his oath and the honour of knighthood to serve the king and 
his heirs in peace and war against all men when required at the king's 
charges. Dated London, 15 June 1366. French. 

[Foedera.] 

Writing of William duke of Juliers count of Valkenburg and 
lord of Monyoie, reciting that the king, his lord and cousin, and 
other prelates and nobles of the realm were by their letters patent 
bound to his father sometime marquess of Juliers and to his heirs 
in divers sums of money payable yearly, and in other compacts, 
covenants and conditions, and that his said father in his life time 
received of the king divers sums of money, some of the said 
conditions were fulfilled, and some remain to be paid or fulfilled, 
touching which they have come to a full and final concord, wherefore 
the said duke, as son and heir of the said marquess and his lawful 
successor, has of his sure knoAvledge and free will restored and 
delivered to the king all the bonds aforesaid, willing that henceforth 
they shall be of none effect, acquiiting the king, his heirs, executors 
and posterity whatsoever of the said bonds and of the compacts 
aforesaid, and renouncing all claims, actions and demands real and 
personal by reason thereof, saving bonds and promises of 1,000 marks 
yearly for his homage to the king, 9,000 marks for arrears due to 
his said father, and 1,400Z. yearly for rents and profits of the lands 
of Virson and Lury in the realm of France now made and granted 
to him at London, which the said duke will not renounce but use, 
these quittances notwithstanding. Dated London, 15 June 1366. 

[Ibid.] 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of both the foregoing letters, 
the same day. 

Note that Master John de Branketre treasurer of the church of 
York took this acknowledgment by command of Simon bishop of 
Ely the chancellor. 

Memorandum that the said duke's acquittance, together wdth his 
letter of homage acknowledged before the said Master John, were 
the same day delivered to Richard de Chestrefeld one of the cham- 
berlains of the exchequer to be kept in the treasury. 

July 3. Baldwin de Bereford knight to Walter Huwet knight. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 160?., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Oxfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledged by John de la More attorney 
general of the said Walter. 

Indenture made between Sir Walter Huwet knight and Sir Bald\\in 
de Bereford knight, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, 
upon condition that Sir Baldwin, his heirs or executors, shall pay 
to Sir Walter, his executors, the abbot of Wygemore or other his 
attorneys general in the church of St. James Wygemore co. Hereford 
4:01. at the Annunciation next and other 40Z. at the Annunciation 
folloAving. Dated Westminster, Saturday before the Translation of 
St. Thomas 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 4 July. 



40 EDWARD III. 277 



1 3(5(3. Membrane 21d — cont. 

Writing of Philip Everaixi knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to lloger dc Meis of Kirketon in Holand, John (lode of Fleto, Thomas 
de la Laund and Simon son of Martin do Jlolbcche, their heirs and 
assigns, of t\\ o messuages, 87 acres 1 rood of land in Flete and Holbeche, 
one messuage and 30 acres thereof lying in Flete between Grondesgate 
on the south and land of John de Littelbyrs on the north, the otlier 
messuage in Fletc between the messuage of William Alby on the 
east and a messuage of the said John Hode on the west, one piece 
of land called the Grippel containing 11 acres in Flete, another called 
Milkhous in Flete containing 8 acres, another in Flete at Dawkynes- 
gate containing 3 acres 1 rood, 10 acres of land in Flete at Maltersbrigge 
called Maltersmedwe and Malterslond, 5 acres of land in Flete at 
Crispes b}^ land of Richard Crisp on the south, 6 acres of land in Flete 
at Langerethe, 3 J acres of land in Flete called Quyddykrigg and Mary- 
rigg, and 4| acres of land in Holbeche at Wyndesore. Witnesses : 
Robert de Haverj'^ngton of Flete, Lawrence de Flete, Thomas Ray 
of the same, William de Gedeneye of the same, Richard Fraunceys 
of Holbeche, Richard Everard of Wysbeche, Geoffrey Richard of 
Leveryngton. Dated Flete, 20 June 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

June 3. John Leukenore of Flechyngg to William de Eynesham citizen 

Westminster, and j)epperer of London. Recognisance for lOZ., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex. 

Writing of Isabel who was wife of Sir Jolm Brocas knight, being 
a quitclaim to Bernard Brocas knight, his heirs and assigns, of the 
manor of Ponyngfold with the members and parcels thereof as well 
in Surrey as in Sussex. Witnesses : William Stokes clerk, William 
Tyrwhit clerk, Henry Percehay, William Tauk, Robert Loxley. 
Dated Monday after the Translation of St. Tliomas 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July. 

Membrane 20d. 

Writing of John Nelyng of Boxford co. Suffolk, being a general 
release to Walter Southous and Margaret his wife, late the wife of 
Richard de Cortenhale sometime the king's serjeant at arms and 
his executrix, and to Richard de Saliam parson of Stebbenheth, 
Robert de Appelby the king's serjeant at arms and Thomas de Santon 
also executors of the said Richard, of all actions real and personal, 
suits, plaints and demands by reason of debt, account, trespass, 
waste, imprisonment or otherwise. Dated London, 10 June 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Writing of John Nelyng of Boxford co. Suffolk, being a general 
release to Peter de Ereswell of la Brendwode of all actions real and 
personal by reason of debt, account, covenant, contract, trespass 
etc. Dated London, 10 June 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Writing of John Nelyng of Boxford co. Suffolk, granting with 
warranty to Robert de Muskham clerk, his heirs and assigns, the 
reversion of lands in Brendev^ode and Shenefeld co. Essex by the 



278 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane 20d—cont. 

said John purchased of Richard de Cortenhale the king's Serjeant 
at arms, and after at the suit of Walter Southous and Margaret his 
\viie, executrix of the said Richard, Richard de Saham parson of 
Stebbenhethe, Robert de Appelby the king's serjeant at arms and 
Thomas de Santon also his executors, to them delivered by process 
in chancery according to the ordinance of the staple, to hold until 
they should be contented of 400?. wherein the said John was bound 
to the said Richard de Cortenhale by a recognisance made before 
John Pyel late mayor of the staple of Westminster, for that he did 
not pay the money at the terms appointed, which executors with the 
said Walter have granted all their estate therein to John de 
Folkyngham clerk and Richard de Batheleye. Dated London, 
10 June 40 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Writing of John de Folkyngham and Richard de Batheleye, being 
an attornment to Robert de Muskham clerk as tenants by grant of 
the executors of Richard de Cortenhale of a messuage and 100 acres 
of land, 5 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood and 
135. 4rf. of rent in the towns of Brendewode and Shenefeld late of 
John Nelyng until they shall have levied 4001. with costs and damages 
for default of payment, by execution of a statute merchant made by 
the said John Nelyng to the said Richard de Cortenhale, the reversion 
of which lands the said John Nelyng has granted to the said Robert 
and his heirs. Dated London, 1 October 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 October, 

Indenture made at London 11 June 40 Edward III, between Sir 
Bernard Brocas knight and Simon Levelyf brewer and citizen of 
London, being the defeasance of a statute merchant of the said Sir 
Bernard in 200Z. payable at All Saints next made before John 
Louekyn mayor of London and William de Merston clerk, upon 
condition that Sir Bernard, his heirs or executors, shall pay 50/. to 
the said Simon, his heirs or executors, in the church of St. Paul 
London on Friday after the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and other 
501. on Wednesday after the quinzaine of Easter following : also of a 
like statute merchant in 480 marks and a bond of the said Simon in 20 
marks payable at the same feast, so long as Sir Bernard, his heirs or 
their assigns, shall peaceably hold the manor of Weldon co. Nor- 
hampton and the baiUwick of keeping the king's buckhounds, not 
being ousted thereof without fraud or covin by judgment or other- 
wise by any claiming as heir or by escheat of the possession of 
Margaret Bourhunte late the wife of William Daumvers tenant thereof, 
whose cousin and heir Maud Lovel who was wife of Thomas TreM^e- 
man claims to be ; or upon condition that if Sir Bernard be so ousted, 
and he his heirs or their executors shall obtain against the said Simon 
a writ of debt for the said 20 marks addressed to the sheriff of Nor- 
hampton and returnable before the justices of the Common Bench 
warning the said Simon (if living) at his tenements in London in 
presence of four good men his neighbours one month before such 
writ be returnable, the said Simon shall come and plead that 
the said Maud is cousin and true heir of the said Margaret, and it 
shall so be found by verdict of an inquisition of men of that county ; 
or that if the said Simon shall not come, or shall come and so plead 



40 EDWAIU) III. 279 



136C). Membrane 20d — cont. 

and it shall not be so found by verdict, or the verdict shall be contrary 
to other plea of his in the said suit, the said Simon, his heirs or 
executors, shall pay to Sir Bernard, his heirs or executors, 250 marks 
within half a year after ; or that if after the said Simon's death Sir 
Bernard, his heirs or assigns, shall be so ousted by any true heir of 
the said Margaret other t\lian the said Maud or her heirs, or by any 
other having their estate, or having right by escheat for lack of such 
heirs, within one half year after warning given 250 marks shall be 
paid them. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June. 

Membrane 19d. 

June 13. Mainprise of Odo Purchas and Hugh atte Churche citizens and 
Westminster, drapers of London for William de Chirchull imprisoned in the Flete 
prison for an alleged deceit committed against the king touching proof 
of the age of William son and heir of William de Sepvans, a minor 
in the king's wardship, to have the said prisoner's body if living before 
the king and council upon warning received to answer concerning 
that deceit, and to do and receive what by the king and council shall 
be determined. 

Order thereupon to the warden of the Flete or to his repre- 
sentative to set free the said William by this mainprise. 

June 16. Thomas de Brideport of Dorset to Queen Philippa. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 10/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Dorset. 

Writing of John de Neketon chaplain, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John de Crull and Margaret his wife, their heirs and assigns, 
of all lands, rents and services of free tenants and neifs late of William 
de Neketon his father in the towns of Bury St. Edmunds, Berton, 
Hepworth, Lyvermere, Fornham St. Martin, Tymeworth, Pakenham, 
Ixworth, Stanton, Bernyngham, Weston, Watlesfeld, Thelnetham, 
Mildenhale and Melford, and of the advowson of Hepworth church. 
Witnesses : Thomas de Morieux, William de Resshebrok knights, 
Alexander Bouresyard parson of Barsham, Michael de Bures, John 
de Rokwode, Thomas de Ty. Dated Berton, 10 April 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June. 

June 17. ' John Melford of Kent to Thomas de Gylyngham. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Kent. 

June 17. Thomas de Gylyngham of Kent to William de Halden. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Kent. 

June 18. Wilham Hanred of Pisford to Richard Wydevylle of Grafton. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 401., to be levied etc. in Norhamptonsliire. 

June 19. Ralph Thurbern to Walter Wliithors. Recognisance for 201., to 
Westminster, be levied etc. in Surrey. 

William Cheyne the younger to the said Walter. Recognisance 
for lOL, to be levied etc. in Sussex. 



280 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



X36g. Membrane 19d — cont. 

Roger Asshebornham to the said Walter. Recognisance for 10/., 
to be levied etc. in Sussex. 

Walter Warnham to Walter Wliithors. Recognisance for 10/., to 
be levied etc. in Sussex. 

Richard Northwich and John Offam to Walter Whithors. Recog- 
nisance for 10/., to be levied etc. in Kent. 

June 20. Simon de Codyngton knight to Walter Whithors. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 10/., to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

Richard Fifhide to Walter Whithors. Recognisance for 10/., to 
be levied etc. in Essex. 

June 21. To the mayor of the city of London. Order to call before him 
Westminster, the aldermen, vintners, merchants and others of the said city whom 
he shall think needful, and after advice and deliberation had to cause 
such order and measure to be taken and observed touching the sale 
of wines therein as the people shall feel to be for their peace and 
advantage, that the king need not be troubled hereafter for lack of 
such order ; as there is now great dearness in the sale of Avines there, 
and the same is daily arising to the expense of the common weal, 
wherefore the murmuring of the people is grievously increased. 
[Foedera.'] By K. and C. 

June 25. Richard Dyere of Abyndon to William Coke of Agmundesham. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Berkshire. 

Indenture made between William Coke of Agmundesham and 
Richard Dyer of Abyndon, being a defeasance of the foregoing 
recognisance, and of a bond made by the said Richard for 60/. pay- 
able at the Epiphany next, upon condition that the said Richard 
shall pay 10/. at the said feast or within six days after at the house 
of Simon de Mordon in Thamsestrete London, 10/. at Midsummer 
following or within six days after, 10/. at the Epiphany following 
or within six days after, and 10/. at Midsummer following or within 
six days after at the same place, and he shall have acquittance for 
every payment so made or be discharged thereof until he have 
acquittance or receipt in a court of record. Dated London, 26 June 
40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, the same day. 

July 1. Henry Chaumberleyn of Wykenby to Richard de Ravensere clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
' Cancelled on payment. 

July 1. Simon de Clyve, parson of the church of St. Mary Staunford in 

Westminster, the diocese of Lincoln, to Thomas de Thelwall parson of Pokebroke. 
Recognisance for 2 marks, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in Lincolnshire. 



40 EDWARD III. 281 



18()(). Membrane I9d — cont. 

July 4. John Hay and Robert Paslcwe of Norhamptonshire to Robert 

Westminster. Trcsilian of Cornwall. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. of bis 
lands and chattels in Norhamptonshire. 

June 14. Cuillelma* de Boloigne, one of the damsels of the king's aunt the 

Westminster, countess marshal lately deceased, is sent to the prior and convent of 

St. Faith CO. Norfolk to have such maintenance of that house as in 

meat and raiment as Maud late servant of Eva Datxdele deceased 

had there of the king's grant. By p.s. [27023.] 

June 8 John Pusy is sent to the prior and convent of Mount St. Michael 

Eltham. in Cornwall, to have such maintenance as in meat, raiment etc. 
as Reynold Trewynnard deceased had there of the late king's grant. 

By p.s. [27014.] 

Membrane IM. 

Indentxu'e made between the king and Henry Crowe of Neubury, 
being a lease from 2G March last until Michaelmas next and thence- 
forward for three years of the subsidy in Oxfordshire and Berkshire 
upon cloth for sale granted to the king by the lords and commons 
of the realm for release of the forfeiture of alnage, rendering every 
year 10/. at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions and the due 
proportion thereof from 26 March to Michaelmas next etc. [as above, 
p. 70), with covenant that the farmer shall have the third part of the 
forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 10 June 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said Henry has found no mainpernors for 
that it is witnessed in chancery by credible persons that he is suffi- 
cient and faithful. 

Like indentures are made with the following persons : 

Henry Herward and Thomas de Lacford of Bury for Essex and 

Hertfordshire from 20 June this year for two years with half 

the forfeitures ; rent 24/. at Martinmas and Midsummer, Dated 

20 June. French. 

Memorandum of a mainprise for the said farm by William Horscrof t 

and Thomas de Lacford ' pelter ' citizens of London. 
John Ray of Coventre and Nicholas Prille of Lodelowe for 
Warwickshire, Lej'cestershire, Staffordshire and Salop from 
Michaelmas last for three years with the third part of 
the forfeitures, rent 50 marks at Easter and Michaelmas. 
Dated 8 October. French. William Palmer of Warwickshire, 
Robert de Barton of Coventre and Thomas Pynner of Coventre 
mainpernors. 
Roger Comyn of BunshuU for Herefordshire from Michaelmas 
last for three years with the third part of the forfeitures, rent 
4/. at Easter and Michaelmas. Dated 8 October. French. 
Roger de Nassh and William de Podmore of Lulleham co. 
Hereford mainpernors. 
Robert de Acastre for Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumberland 
and Westmorland from Michaelmas last for three years with 
the whole of the forfeitures, rent 53 marks at Easter and 
Michaelmas. Dated 12 October. French. No mainpernors, 
because the said Robert is sufficient. 



Jji llie warrant {French) Gylymote do Boloi^e. 



282 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane ISd — cont. 

John de Mottesfont for the county of Suthampton from Michael- 
mas last until Michaelmas next with the whole of the forfeitures, 
rent 201. at Easter and Michaelmas. Dated 8 October. French. 
No mainpernors, because the said John is sufficient. 

Peter Sterre of London for the city and suburbs of London and 
for Middlesex from Michaelmas last for one year -ndth a moiety 
of the forfeitures, rent 100 marks at Easter and Michaelmas, 
Dated 10 November, French. 



Membrane lid. 

Assignment of dower to Isabel who was wife of Walter de 
Faucomberge tenant in chief, made at Skelton on Friday in Easter 
week 40 Edward III before William de Raygate escheator in 
Yorkshire by virtue of a writ to him addressed, in presence of John 
de Bentele attorney of Richard de Ravenser, treasurer of Queen 
Phihppa to whom the king has committed the wardship of two thirds 
of the said Walter's lands. Two tofts in the burgage of Skelton held 
by John Bakester the younger rent Gd. a year, a messuage, three 
tofts and one bovate of land in the same town held by the said John 
rent 8s, a year, two tofts in the same town held in burgage by Alice 
Rose rent 4d. a year, two tofts in the same town held in burgage by 
Thomas Wauterservant rent 6d. a year, one toft there held in burgage 
by John son of Robert rent 2d. a year, one toft there held in burgage 
by Maud servant of Cuthbert rent 2d. a year, four tofts there held in 
burgage by Walter de Meryngton rent lid. a year, one toft there 
held in burgage by William Goldyng rent 2d. a year, 7d. rent of the 
wardens of St. Mary's light in the said town, one messuage and three 
tofts there held in burgage by Walter Emmeson rent 18d. a year, one 
toft and two bovates of land held by the said Walter rent 95. a year, 
one toft there held in burgage by Roger Couper rent 2d. a year, 
together ^^•ith all the services of the tenants aforesaid ; Ihd. of rent 
to be taken of a messuage and 3 acres of land in the said town held 
by Roger de Uplithum, 2^d., 10 horse shoes and one barbed arrow of a 
messuage, one toft, four bovates of land and a ' ferland ' held by Joan 
Terry, Id. and four barbed arrows of two messuages, one toft and 
one bovate of land held by John Bakester the elder, 12 acres of land 
in the same town held by Alice de Bilton rent 3s. Sd., Id. and one 
horse nail to be taken of two pieces of ground in Burghgate and 
Estgate held by the said Alice, 4:d. a year rent of a messuage, 8| acres 
of land and two ' riddeings ' held by Robert Trower, 2d. and four 
barbed arrow heads of a messuage and four bovates of land held by 
William son of Robert Capoun, with all services of those tenants ; 
a messuage, piece of ground and one acre of land held by Roger Cam- 
pioun rent 3s. Id. a year, a messuage held by John de Westland rent 
3d. a year, with all services of those tenants ; a piece ot waste by the 
Westbek in the said town held by John de Mersk rent 2d. a year, 
a piece of waste there held by John Jollan rent 7^d. and the third 
part of a fathing a year, a messuage with a croft, and a toft with 
a croft in the said town held by John son of Nicholas neif [nativus) 
rent 3.s. M. a year, a piece of land there held by Robert Dodgeson 
neif rent \d., with other services and suits of the said neifs and all 
that goes with them ; two messuages and one bovate of land there 
held by John del Park neif rent 35, 4d, a year, with ail services etc. j 



40 EDWARD III. 283 



1866i Membrane lid — cont. 

one messuage w ith a croft there held M' John Hyrp rent 25. 6d. a year, 
two bovates of land there held by John de Eseby rent 6s. a year, 
a toft there held by John Tailliour rent 2s. a year, two messuages, 
four bovates of land and the ' Stancrokcs ' there held by William 
Gibson rent 18s. a year, a messuage and one bovate of land there 
licld by LaA\rcnce Scot rent 4s. a year, 4:d. a year rent to be taken of 
Odnelriddyngg held by Thomas de Thweng, two tofts and one bovate 
of land there held by John de Mersk rent 5s. a year, a messuage with 
a croft there held by Richard son of Thomas rent 3s. 4cf. a year, two 
tofts by Cutbertlangwath and one bovate of land there held by Roger 
Clerkson rent 4s. 4:d. a year, the third part of a piece of land held 
by Emma Couracowe rent ^d. a year, with all services and suits of 
those tenants and all that goes with them ; in a place called Stang- 
howe three messuages, one toft and 2^ bovates of land held by 
Wilham de Duresme rent 15s. a year, a messuage and two 
bovates of land there held by Roger son of Peter rent 5s. 6d. 
a year, with all services and suits of those tenants and all that goes 
with them ; in a place called Grenrig two messuages, four bovates 
of land and Michelfeld held by John son of Hugh rent 24s. a year, 
a messuage standing upon Fonteyneshenge with Fontenshenge held 
by Isabel de Grenrige rent 3s. 2d. a year ; of the demesne lands in 
Skelton, in a place called the Northfeld 1 acre 8^ perches of land 
towards the west, 9 acres | rood of land, in a place called the Miln- 
holme 1 acre 8^ perches of land towards the west and 9^ acres 1 rood 
in the Milnholme towards the west, in Roshowe 14|^ acres and the 
third part of an acre of land towards the west, in Brakanheved 3| 
acres and 10 perches of land towards the north, in Roskeldsyk 2| 
acres J rood of land towards the west, in Wandelflat 4^ acres of land 
towards the north, in Rothwayte 9 acres 1 rood of land towards the 
west, in Mikelrig 17 acres 1 rood 2 perches of land towards the west ; 
in the Southfeld in a place called Stakhowlythflat 6J acres J rood of 
land towards the south, in Berylythflat 4 acres 3 roods 10 perches of 
land towards the north, in Plexmanflat 5 acres 1 rood 5 perches towards 
the east, in Cadycroft 4| acres the third part of an acre and 10 perches 
of land towards the west, in Cotecroft 1| acre 1 rood 5 perches of land 
towards the west, in Asedaleflat 16 acres of land towards the east ; 
in the Westfeld 19| acres 6 perches of land towards the south, in 
a place called Waynleghes 8 acres 3 roods of land towards the south ; 
in the Estfeld in a place called Escheflat 6 acres 1 rood 1 perch of 
land towards the south, in Daltonflat 12J acres | rood of land towards 
the north, in Wakestandaleflat 9 J acres ^ rood ot land towards the east, 
in Osmundflat 2| acres the third part of an acre and ^ rood of land 
towards the east, in Barlyfiat 1 acre 3^ roods of land towards the south, 
in Rughewflat 9 acres of land towards the south, in Belheved 1 acre 
8 perches of land towards the east ; in the Westfeld, on the north 
side of the road to the park 17J acres of land towards the west ; the 
whole place called the Holmes except 12d. pertaining to the heir of 
Walter de Fauconberge ; of the demesne meadows in Skelton, in 
a place called Roshowemar' 1 acre 10 perches of meadow towards the 
west, in the Westfeld 1 acre ^ rood of meadow towards the north, 
in the Estfeld in a place called Rughewsyk | acre ^ rood of meadow 
towards the west, in Dalton ^ acre ^ acre 3 perches of meadow towards 
the north, in a croft called Doufecotegarth there ^ acre of meadow, 
in Cottecroft 1| acre 9 perches of meadow, in Grayneenge 8 acres of 



284 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366, Membrane lid — cont. 

meadow towards the north, and the whole place called Mlnriddyng 
containing 3 acres of meadow ; the ^^hole park called Maugreypark 
as enclosed ; a piece of land called Tiddekenhowclose with the houses 
adjoining, the whole of Elathowclose, all Assedale, and the whole place 
called Camdale ; certain pieces of land, namely the Dale below the 
Habberenge to wit from Habberengdyk to Saltburne milne, and the 
Ermitarme namely from Nettilthwaytbothum to Flitcunthouse ; in 
a place called Assedalefiat the third part of a sheepfold, the said 
third part containing 66|^ feet and the third part of one foot of land 
to the north ; the third part of four water mills with their members 
in Skelton, and the thiid part of one fulling mill with the profits thereof, 
the third part of the profit of the toll of the market and fair there, 
of the assize of bread and ale, of the profit arising from the furnaces, 
from all ponds and fish ponds there, so that the said Isabel may fish 
therein at Avill, and from all agistments A\'ithout the parks there, the 
third part of the profit of all wastes within the lordship of Skelton 
\\ ith the members, of all occasional profits in woods and plains as in the 
case of sparrowhawks, hawks, and of other birds and of beasts when 
such there be, of marl, coal, quarries, slates, mines of lead and iron, 
and of other mines whatsoever within the lordship of Skelton, 
so that she may take profits of mining at will, of the profit arising from 
neifs not named above without the lordship or within when such there 
be, of the profit of ' housebote ' and ' hay bote ' for her and her tenants, 
with free ingress and egress, for burning, enclosing and building \^hen 
need be, of the profit arising from the ' morhyre ' there, of the venison 
in the warrens, namely in the fields of Skelton, Stanghowe and Grenrig, 
and in all meadows, woods, closes, plains, feedings and pastures 
there, so that she may hunt at will in all the said lordship and members, 
the parks pertaining to the said heir excepted, of the profits arising 
from beasts which come up as ' wafes ' within the said lordship when 
such there be, and the thii'd part of the fishing in fresh waters, so that 
she may fish therein at will ; the whole of the capital messuage of 
the manor of Mersk with the dovecot, orchards, gardens and ditches 
thereto adjoining in allowance for Skelton castle which shall wholly 
remain with the said heir ; of the demesne lands in Mersk, namely in 
the Estfeld in a place called the Toftes 21 acres 3 roods 3 perches 
of land towards the west, 

Membrane 16i. 

in Pitflat 26 acres 1 rood 5 perches of land towards the west, in 
Rouclifflatt towards the west 14 acres 1 rood the third part of the 
moiety of one acre and 5 perches of land, in the Langflat toward the 
west 13 acres 3| roods 10 perches of land ; in the Westfeld in a place 
called Langflatt towards the west 33| acres the third part of half 
an acre and 8 perches of land, in Gildonsflatt towards the north 
6^ acres 8 perches of land, in Grenwalfiatt towards the west 21 1 acres 
11 perches of land, in Stodfald towards the west 26 J acres 2 perches 
of land, in the Brok towards the Avest 8J acres of land ; in the 
Southfeld in a place called Upphthumflatt towards the west 7 acres 
3J roods 5 perches of land ; in Ridker in a place called Southbuttes 
towards the west the moiety of one acre and the third part of one 
half acre of land, in the Northbuttes towards the north 2J acres 
1 rood 10 perches of land, in Swartmoldflatt towards the west 24 acres 
the third part of one half acre and 5 perches of land, in Wyndilstreflatt 



40 EDWARD III. 285 



13GG. ^ Membrane 16c? — cont. 

Midd(>]flat towards the west 25J acres 6 porches of land, in Barlyflatt 
toAvards the west 4 acres 10 perches, and in Turfhowe towards the 
west 5 J acres of land ; of the drniesne nicadoAvs within the lordship 
of Mersk, in the Estfeld the moiety of one acre the thiid part of one 
half acre and 2 perches of meadow towards the west, in a close by the 
said manor towards the west 2 acres ^ rood 3 perches of meadow, 
in a meadow called the Bradenge, namely in the first part thereof on 
the south side 16| perches of meadow, and on the south side 20 perches, 
and on the south side 25 perches of meadow ; of the several pastures 
pertaining to the manor of Mersk in a place called the Legh towards 
the south 32 acres 3 roods of pasture ; the third part of the pastures 
of the dikes around the Bradenge, with the agistments in the fields, 
pastures and closes by the said manor and the profits thereof ; in 
the Estfeld toAvards the west 1| acres the third part of one half acre 
and 10 perches of pasture ; in the Westfeld towards the west the third 
part of four pieces of pasture by Grenwallpitflatt, Langbek and 
Langflatt with the profits thereof ; in the Southfeld towards the west 
2 acres J rood 1 perch of pasture ; the third part of the soil of the 
pasture of Langmere of Ridker towards the west as well in soil as in 
money ; divers pieces of ground called ' saltcotes ' in Mersk and Cotum, 
namely one ' saltcote ' held by William son of Robert rent 5 bushels 
of salt a year, one held bj'^ Litil Doge of Westcotum rent 5 bushels 
of salt a year, one held by Roger de Brakton of Westcotum rent 
5 bushels of salt a year, one held by Roger Marke rent 5 bushels of 
salt a year, one held by Roger son of Margaret rent 5 bushels of salt 
a year, the moiety of one ' saltcote ' held by Thomas son of Richard 
rent 2^ bushels of salt a year, and the moiety of one held by Robert 
Berier rent 2| bushels of salt a year ; a messuage and 2 acres of land 
in the town and fields of Mersk held by Robert Cuttaple rent 35. Ad. 
a year, a messuage with a croft there held by William son of John 
son of Thomas rent 35. 4(i. a year, a messuage with a croft there held 
by John son of Thomas rent 45. a year, with the services and suits 
of those tenants and all that goes with them ; 25. 8c?. to be taken of 
four messuages, three tofts, five bovates and 16 acres of land held 
by Alan de Mersk, a messuage with a croft and one house and 2 acres 
of land there held by John son of Adam the younger rent 25. 3c?. a year, 
a toft with a croft, two houses on the waste and 3^ acres of land 
there held by Robert son of Robert son of Alan rent 65. 6d. a year, 
20c?. to be taken of a messuage and seven bovates of land there which 
Roger Daunax holds by knight service, Halfpenyflatt held by 
William de Foulthorp rent 9|c?. and the third part of a farthing, with 
all services of the said tenants ; two messuages, one toft with a croft, 
two bovates and 15 acres of land in the said town held by Alan son 
of Robert neif (nativus) rent 345. a year, four tofts and a half and 
four bovates of land there held by Hugh Wryght neif rent 395. a year, 
a messuage, a toft and four bovates of land held by William Storrour 
neif rent 365. a year, two m.essuages, four bovates 6 acres 3 roods of 
land held by Wilham Hamondson neif rent 405. 10|/Z. a year, a messuage, 
a toft, two bovates 2J acres 1 rood of land held by Thomas Wryght 
neif rent 305. 4ic?. a year, a messuage, two bovates 6 acres 3 roods of 
land held by William son of Robert Grayne neif rent 245. 5|c?. a year, 
two tofts held by Robert Sibson neif rent 25. a year, two messuages 
with a croft held by William Swynhird neif rent 65. a year, two tofts 
and 2 acres of land held by William son of Roger neif rent 35. 4:d. 



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1366,' Membrane IQd — cont 

a year, with the services and suits of the tenants and all that goes 
with them ; two messuages and two bovates of land in the said town 
held by Richard son of John son of Thomas rent 25s. a year, one bovate 
of land held by Thomas de Allirdale rent 85. a year, two bovates 
of land there held by Walter Idoingson rent 16s. a year, a messuage 
with a croft held by John son of Julian neif rent 2s. a year, a messuage 
one bovate and a half and 2| acres of land held by William de 
Areshome rent 13s. Gd. a year, with the services and suits of the tenants 
and all that goes with them ; also in a place called Ridker and else- 
where a messuage and one acre of land held by Joan who was wife 
of Robert Sturmy rent I2d. a year, a messuage and one acre of land 
held by Robert Strewe rent 12c?. a year, a messuage and one acre of 
land held by Emma Benne rent 12c?. a year, a messuage and one acre 
of land held by John Watson rent 1 2d. a year, a messuage and 2 acres 
of land held by Thomas de Manfeld rent 2s. lie?, a year, a messuage 
with a croft held by Stephen Shephird rent 3s. 4c?. a year, a messuage 
with a croft and 2 acres of land in Uplithum called ' Drengland ' held 
by John Widowson of Uplithum rent 5s. a year, and two tofts and 
2 acres of land in Rydker held tyy Robert son of Adam rent 2s. a year, 
with all services of the tenants ; in Mersk and Ridker a toft and one 
acre of land held by Roger Brass neif rent 12c?. a y«ar, a toft and 
2 acres of land held by John Melkyn neif rent 3s. a year, a toft and 
one acre of land held by Roger son of Thomas neif rent 12c?. a year, 
a toft and one acre of land held by Robert son of Hugh neif rent 12d. 
a year, a toft, one house upon the waste and one acre of land held by 
Emma Melkyn neive rent 15d. a year, a messuage and IJ acre of land 
in Ridker held by Alice Hudson neive rent 2s. a year, a messuage 
with a croft held by Walter Graunger neif rent 4s. a year, three tofts 
and one acre of land held by Thomas Hamondson neif rent 3s. 8c?. 
a year, with the services, suits and demands of the said neives and 
other tenants and all that goes with them ; the third part of one 
windmill in Mersk and Ridker with the profit thereof, the third part 
of the profit there arising from wTcck of the sea, from all boats in 
Ridker as well of prises as of farms when such there be, from neifs not 
already assigned to her within the lordship and without, and from 
the ferry of the ' Melhoddes ' when such there be, the third part of 
the ' conynger ' M-ith the profit thereof, of the profit arising from the 
toll of Mersk and Ridker, of all wastes and agistments of Mersk and 
Ridker, of all pastures there not already assigned to her, of the toll 
of Middelesburgh and all other profits within the lordship not already 
assigned, the third part of the profit arising from marl, coal, mines of 
iron, slate or other mines Avhatsoever when such there be, so that 
she may take profit of mining at will, and from the court of Mid- 
delesburgh for search of the river These, of all venison of the warrens 
or without in the fields, meadows, woods, closes, pastures or elsewhere 
within the lordship of Mersk and Ridker, the parks pertaining to the 
heir of Walter de Faucomberge excepted, so that she may hunt at 
will, the third part of the profit arising from ' wayves ' there, and of 
any other profits not already named, and the third part of the 
' gettes de mere ' when such there be ; all profits of court arising from 
all tenants above assigned to her, free men and neifs, and all other 
their suits and services with the goods and chattels, suits, services 
and lands of the said neifs and all that goes with them in the manors 
of Skelton and Mersk with their members ; in Nunnyngton two 



40 EDWARD III. 287 



1366. Membrane IGd — cont. 

messuages and two bovates of land held by John de Bilton rent 17s. a 
year with all his services; a third part of the manor of Brantyngham, 
as of houses, gardens and all other la^ds, namely one grange on 
the south side of the manor, one ' bakhowse ' and ' brcwose ' on the 
south side of the hall, and one house standing between the gate of 
the manor and the said grange, with a third part of the orchard and 
gardens of the manor as the houses above mentioned extend in length 
and breadth ; of the demesne lands of Brantyngham 9 acres of land 
in a place called Northbrakenbergh and Southbrakenbergh, 4 acres 
3 roods of land in Lynland and Dunsfeld, 5 acres of land in Hemenges 
and Schortbuttes, 6 acres 3| roods of land in Welbek, 3^ acres 1 rood 
of land about Burghpittes and below Burghpittes towards the west, 
1| acre in a place called Sandhill towards the west, 3 acres 1 rood of 
land in a place called Wandales, the moiety of one acre of land 
in a place called the Buttes by the church, and 9 J acres at the 
Hedlandes ; of the demesne meadows of Brantyngham 5|- acres 

Membrane 15d. 

towards the west ; a third part of the several pastures in the Sykes 
there, of the pasture for 22 great beasts, and of the common of pasture 
for sheep without number in the said town and the field of Brantyng- 
ham and elsewhere ; in the town of Brantyngham and Cave 
7s. Hid. to be taken of a messuage and 10 J bovates of land held by 
Richard son of William, I2d. rent to be taken of a messuage held by 
Thomas son of Henry, 45. Sd. of a messuage and four bovates of land 
held by Cicely sometime wife of Simon de Ellirker, 35. 9d. of a messuage 
and four bovates 6 acres of land held by John son of Thomas, 
nd. a year of a messuage and one bovate of land held by Amand 
Wryglit, 2^rf. of 4 acres of land held by Christiana Paty, and 6s. Sd. 
of William son of Peter tenant by knight service of the said manor 
paying the same ; a third part of one windmill which renders 
13s. 4c?. a year, with a third part of the profit thereof, also of the court 
there ; a third part of the profit of one dovecot with its profits ; a 
third part of all profits pertaining to the manor of Brantyngham, 
with all services pertaining to the lands assigned to her ; and a 
third part of all fees and advowsons of churches in Yorkshire which 
were of her said husband at his death. 

Writing of Christina who was the wife of Walter Dunfouwe, 
being a quitclaim to William Carles and Agnes his wife and to Parnell 
who was wife of John Boulewas knight of a messuage and appurtenances 
in Hereford called Saymesplace lying in Plesheuwerusrowe. Dated 
Hereford, Sunday after St. John Baptist 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 July. 

Writing of Christina who was the wife of Walter Dunfouwe, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Parnell who was wife of John 
Boulewas knight, her heirs and assigns, of all the lands which the 
said Christina lately had in Suttonfren. Witnesses : John de Burleye 
knight, Stephen de Lugwardyn, Roger Partrich, Nicholas Wyke, 
Nicholas de Eye. Dated Hereford, Sunday after Midsummer 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 July. 



288 



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1366. 

July 10. 
Westminster. 



July 11. 

Westminster. 



July 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15d — cont. 

Master John de Bolton parson of Lythe to William Heroun knight 
and Richard de Swynhope clerk. Recognisance for 14Z. 10s., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Yorkshire. 

Charter of William de Wilmynton, giving with warranty to the 
king, his heirs or assigns, all his lands in Derteford and Wylmynton 
which descended to him as son and heir after the death of William 
his father. Dated Derteford, Saturday before the Translation of 
St. Thomas 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July. 

Henry de Strother to Joan who was wife of John de Coupland. 
Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

To the sheriff of York. Order at his peril to cause proclamation to 
be made forbidding any man, under pain of forfeiture thereof, to take 
corn out of the realm to any foreign parts but to the town of Calais, 
and that by security to be made to the collectors of customs in the 
ports where such corn shall be laded that the same shall be brought to 
Calais and not elsewhere, any command of the king to the contrary 
notwithstanding ; as in consequence of the bad season there is 
increasing dearness of com in divers parts of the realm, and the 
king would provide against the hurt and peril likely to arise 
therefrom to himself and the people. By K. 

[Fcedera.] 

The like to the sheriff of Cumberland and thirteen other sheriffs, 
and to the sheriffs of London, 

[Ibid.'] 

Membrane 14d. 

Writing of John Trillowe knight the younger, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Baldwin de Friville knight the elder, tenant of the 
manor of Pynlee by Coventre co. Warrewyk, his heirs and assigns, 
of the said manor of Pynlee. Dated Westminster, Monday after 
Midsummer 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

Indenture whereby Baldwin de Eryville knight gives to John 
Trillowe the son knight a yearly rent of 201. to be taken during his 
life of the manor of Pynlee co. Warrewyk at Michaelmas and the 
Annunciation by even portions, (which manor by fine levied before 
Sir Robert de Thorp and his fellows, the king's justices, was by the 
said John and Joan his wife granted to the said Baldwin and his 
heirs for ever, by virtue whereof the said Baldwin acknowledges that 
he is seised of the said manor,) with a condition that whensoever 
the said manor shall be deraigned out of the possession of the said 
Baldwin or of his heirs by any ancient right before the making of these 
presents, the said rent shall cease ; and for payment of the said rent the 
said Baldwin binds himself and his heirs together with the said manor, 
granting power to the said John to distrain therein for arrears. Dated 
Thursday after St. Peter and St. Paul 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Baldwin, 5 July. 



40 EDWARD III. 289 



13G6. Membrane lid — cont. 

Writing of William Halden, William Hornc and William de Soles, 
being a quitclaim to Robert de Passhele, his heirs and assigns, of the 
manor of la Mote in the full and peaceable seisin of the said Robert, 
and of all other lands, rents and services in Sussex sometime of 
Edmund de Passhele knight. Witnesses : William de Echyngeliam 
kniglit, Andre\\- Sakevile knight, John Waleys knight, Robert de Ore, 
W'illiam de Ratesforde, William Tank, William Merbot, William 
Olmestede, John Hemery. Dated Echyngehammc, Saturday after 
St. John ante Portam Latinam 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July. 

Writing of Robert son of Robert de Passhele, being a quitclaim to 
Joan who was wife of Edmund de Passhele knight, Reynold do 
Basynge, WiUiam de Halden, William de Home and William de 
Soles of the manor of Palstre in the full and peaceable seisin of the 
said Joan, and of all other lands in Romene mar^h and elsewhere 
in Kent which were sometime of the said Edmund, save in the manor 
of Thevegate ; all which, save the said manor of Thevegate, she 
holds for her life of the demise of the said Reynold, William, 
William and William with reversion to them. Dated Wightreshamme, 
10 May 40 Edward III. Witnesses : William de Say knight, Stephen 
de Valoyns knight, Richard atte Lese knight, John Barry, William 
Tauk, Roger Dygge, William Tur, John Parker, Thomas de Hope. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July. 

Writing of Robert son of Robert de Passhele, being a quitclaim 
to Richard Charles of the manor of Palstre with other lands in the 
town of Wyghtreshamme co. Kent, held for life by Joan who was 
wife of Edmund de Passhele knight by lease of Reynold de Basyng, 
William de Haldenne, William de Home and William de Soles with 
reversion to them, the reversion whereof they have granted to the 
said Richard and his heirs, by reason whereof the said Joan has attorned 
tenant to the said Richard. Dated Wyghtreshamme, Monday before 
Midsummer 40 Edward III. Witnesses : Thomas Pot, John 
Godefray, Nicholas Godefray, John de Pesyndenne, Thomas 
Brounyng, William Brounyng, John Haukyn. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July. 

July 6. William Maupas of Westbradenham co. Norffolk to William de 

Westminster. Humberstan the younger. Recognisance for 44Z. payable by instal- 
ments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Norffolk. 

Feb. 30. To William de Shareshull, Nicholas de Beek, John de Swynnerton 

Westminster, of Hilton and John de la Lee, guardians of the peace and justices of 
oyer and terminer in Staffordshire and for certain other purposes in 
their letters patent contained. Order to deliver from time to time 
before the justices appointed for gaol deUvery in Staffordshire all 
indictments for felonies before them made by reason of their 
appointment, staying henceforth any proceedings before them for 
that cause ; as by advice of the council it is ordered that all 
indictments for felony made before such justices in whatsoever county 
of the realm shall be sent before the justices appointed for gaol 
deliveries. By K. and C. 

E 19 



290 



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1366. 



Membrane 14c? — cont. 



July IL Michael Ude to Benedict Zacarie, Matthew Cavason, Anthony 
Westminster. Cakeyraynus and Martin his brother. Recognisance for 200 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CornAvall. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Benedict. 

July 12. The abbot of Thame to Nicholas de Staunford clerk. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 20Z., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Oxfordshire. 



July 20. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



July 24. 
Westminster. 



Membrane \M. 

Indenture made between the king and Adam de Seint Ive of 
London, being a lease from Michaelmas next for two years of the 
exchanges of the king's and other moneys etc., to be held in all 
suitable places the city of York excepted, rendering 100/. a year at 
Easter and Michaelmas by even portions etc. {as above, p. 97). 
Dated Westminster, 12 July 40 Edward III. French. 

[Feeder a.'] 

Henry Aunger of Ireland to Robert Aunger chaplain. Recog- 
nisance for 1 1 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Ireland. 

To Gilbert dc Umframville earl of Anegoce. Order to send under 
seal all indictments, records and processes made before him and his 
fellows, lately appointed justices of oyer and terminer in Lincolnshire, 
together with the king's commission to them and all other things 
affecting the premises, also this writ, so that the king shall have the 
same in the quinzaine of Midsummer; as for particular causes laid 
before the king and council the king would that all such indict- 
ments, records and processes begun and not yet determined shall 
be determined before the king and not elsewhere. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the holding 
of all pleas or plaints before them moved in the court of London against 
David de Wolloure clerk of chancery, John de Suthcote his servant 
and John Smyth labourer, jointly or severally, telling John Broun 
of London on the king's behalf to sue before the chancellor if he shall 
see fit ; as by custom heretofore used and approved the clerks of 
chancery nor their servants ought not against their will to be haled or 
compelled to answer, nor in past time used so to do, before any justices, 
ministers of the king or other secular judges whatsoever save the chan- 
cellor, keepers or keeper of the great seal for the time being, touching 
any pleas, plaints or demands arising in places where the court {placea) 
may be which do not affect the king, pleas concerning a freehold, 
felonies and appeals excepted ; and now by complaint of the said 
David the king has learned that the said John de Suthcote about 
Midsummer last retained the said John Smyth to serve the said 
David where he should appoint, being free and not retained in any 
man's service as he affirmed on oath and as was witnessed by credible 
persons, but that the said John Broun, alleging that he retained 
the said John Smyth with him from Easter term last until Michaelmas, 
and that John Smyth so being in his service withdrew therefrom 
before his term without reasonable cause, has sued a plaint hereupon 



40 EDWARD III. 291 



13C6. Membrane IM — cont. 

in the said court against John (1(> Ruthcoto, and is tliroatoning to sue 
div(Ms others, one against the said J^avid for retaining tlic said John 
Sniytli, another against John Smyth for leaving his service, which 
if it were suffered would tend to impair the chancellor's jurisdiction, 
the liberty and privilege of the clerka of chancery and the said custom, 
which the king would save harmless. By C. 

[Fcedera.] 

« 

July 30. Thomas son of Richard de Wylughby knight to John de Newenham 
Westminster, canon of the church of St. Mary Lincoln. Recognisance for 100/., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
city of London. 

July 12. To William de Clopton the son knight. Order, for particular 

Westminster, causes laid before the king and council, forbidding him, under pain 

of forfeiture, to depart to foreign parts without the king's special 

licence. By K. and C. 

The like to Walter de Clopton and to Edmund de Clopton. 

July 28. To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to set free Richard de 

Westminster. Lillebourne and Nicholas Paumes there imprisoned. By K. 

Membrane 12d. 

July 30. Thomas Crispyn of Barton to Robert de Muskham clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 22 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to stay the exigents against 
Westmmster. John Dengayne knight and the taking of his body by the mainprise 
of Thomas Cheyne and John Dunton of Cambridgeshire, bringing 
this writ before the justices of the Bench the day the writ of exigents 
is returnable ; as the king has learned that John de Henxteworth 
is impleading the said John Dengayne before the said justices for 
a debt of 40Z., and that the said defendant is without his knowledge 
put in exigents to be outlawed for that he came not before the 
justices to answer concerning that debt, wherefore he has prayed 
to be saved harmless, as he is ready to stand to right touching the 
premises ; and the said Thomas and John Dunton have mainperned 
in cliancery under a pain of 40Z. to have him before the justices on the 
day above mentioned to answer as aforesaid. 

June 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, admit Richard de Preston mayor of the town of Calais in the 
quinzaine of Trinity next to his answer touching the matters herein- 
after mentioned, suffering him to be in the same state as before the 
quinzaine of Easter last if he had then appeared before them in 
person in that process, and to cause justice to be done to the parties, 
the judgment then given notwithstanding ; as lately upon informa- 
tion given by William Freman searcher of the king's forfeitures in 
the port and town of Calais that against the will of the said searcher 
and his deputies the said mayor dearrested 1,509 woolfells by them 
arrested as forfeit and in their keeping, and that he imprisoned 
John Bisshopeston, a deputy of the said searcher who had in his keeping 
divers memoranda touching his account, without whose presence and 



292 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane I2d — cont. 

information the searcher might not account, so that he was not able 
to render his account of forfeitures at the exchequer, the king 
by writ under the exchequer seal commanded the said mayor to 
have the said Joh^i's body before the treasurer and barons in the 
quinzaine of St. Hilary last, and to be there to shew cause where- 
fore he ought not to be charged with the said fells in discharge 
of the said searcher ; at which day the said mayor, appearing 
with the said John, said that the fells were by the said John 
unlawfully arrested as was proved before the said mayor, and that 
they were delivered up to the owners for that reason and by virtue 
of a writ of the great seal addressed to the said mayor and others, 
and for that he had not that writ nor aught of record witnessing 
the delivery of the fells, a day was given him at the exchequer in 
the quinzaine of Easter then next to produce the said writ and record, 
on which day, because the said mayor came not, the treasurer and 
barons adjudged that the said mayor should be charged towards the 
king with the fells aforesaid in discharge of the said searcher ; and 
now the said mayor has petitioned the king to save him harmless, as 
by the king's command he was occupied upon divers the king's business 
in the parts of Caleys so that he might not come to the exchequer on 
the day appointed to answer concerning the said fells, and is distrained 
without fault of his own ; and the king is assured of a certainty that 
the said mayor was upon his service as aforesaid, and by assent of 
the council it is agreed that he shall not be a loser by reason of his 
absence at that time. By C. 

Writing of William Heroun knight of Northumberland and Roger 
Heroun knight his son, being a general release of all plaints, tres- 
passes and actions against Joan who was wife of John de Coupeland 
of the same county. Sir Thomas de Greye, Sir Alan de Heton, 
Henry del Strother, Alan del Strother, William de la Vale, William 
de Nessefeld and all others who with the said Joan sued against 
the evildoers who slew the said John or those who harboured them, 
against those appointed by the king's commission to make inquisi- 
tion touching his death and who slew him, and against others who 
indicted the said evildoers or aided the said Joan's suit to punish 
them, saving to the said William and Roger, their heirs and executors, 
all actions of plea of land, debt and account. Dated Dounham in 
the isle of Ely, 15 September 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at the said town 
of Dounham the same day. 

Sept. 16. To the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland for the time being or 
Westminster, to their representatives. Order, for particular causes shewn before 
the king and council, to stay until by advice of the council further 
order be given them the execution of the king's late command to 
summon before them the justices, the king's Serjeants and others of 
his council in Ireland, the guardian of the lands of the heritage of the 
heir of William Nongle, and others whom they should see fit to 
summon, to hear the plaint of Robert de Clynton knight and John 
his son, and the reasons to be set forth as well for the king and the 
said heir as for them, take information by inquisition and other\vise 
as they should think best, and further proceed to final debate of the 
business, doing speedy justice to the parties according to the law 
and custom of Ireland ; as lately the king commanded them so to 



40 EJ)WARD III. 



293 



1360. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrane I'M — cont. 

do at the suit of the said Robert and John, alleging that they acquired 
to them and their heirs the manors of Novan and Ardsallagh of the 
said William tenant thereof in his demesne as of fee as they asserted, 
that the same were after taken into the king's hand, and that so they 
were unla^ fuUj^ put out of their freehold without an answer, by 
colour of an inquisition taken at the king's command before Richard 
de Stury escheator in Ireland and returned in the chancery of Ireland, 
whereby it was found that the said William had no estate in those 
manors but in fee tail with reversion to Barnabas Nongle the younger 
his brother and heir, that the said Barnabas is of the age of 18 years, 
and that the said manors are held by knight service of the heir of 
Roger de Mortuo Mari tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 
and praying for remedy ; and further the king commanded ""the 
chancellor and treasurer to cause the said manors to be delivered 
to the said Robert and John by a mainpi-ise, together with the crop 
of coi'n and other issues thereof taken or to be taken since the said 
William's death, any commission made to other persons by any the 
king's ministers notwithstanding, if the said Robert and John should 
find sufficient mainpernors who would take upon them to answer to 
the king for the value of those manors the Avliole of that time in case 
it should be determined that the same ought to pertain to the king 
by reason of the said wardship or otherwise. 

Thomas son of Walter Faucomberge to William de Burstall clerk. 
Recognisance for 4Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

Thomas Hungerford to Thomas Tyrel knight. Recognisance for 
160Z., to be levied etc. in Wyltes. 
Cancelled 07i payment. 

William de Kirketon citizen of London to Richard de Thoren clerk. 
Recognisance for 28Z. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane \\d. 

Charter of William Hayward of Maldon, giving with warranty 
to Richard Salyngge of London, John Porter chaplain and John 
Heyward brother of the said William, their heirs and assigns, all his 
lands in the towns of Maldon, Borham and Beniflet. Witnesses : 
Thomas de Maldon, Edmund Dodebroke, Henry Tornour, John Corne- 
waylle, John Lowolde. Dated 6 October 40 Edward III. 

Writing of William Heywaid of Maldon, being a grant and sale 
to Richard Salyngge of London, John Porter chaplain and John 
Heyward brother of the said William, for a sum of money in hand 
paid, of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable in the 
towns of Maldon, Borham and Beniflet or wheresoever else. 
Dated 6 October 40 Ed\vard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing in the chancery at London, 7 October. 



294 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. Membrane lid — cont. 

Writing of Katherine atte Een, one of the daughters and heirs of 
Robert atte Fen, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Wroth 
the elder citizen of London and to his heirs of all the lands 
in Totenham and Edelmeton which he has of the gift and feoffment 
.of Roger Bixle and Juliana his wife sister of the said Katherine. 
Witnesses : Jordan de Elsyng, Walter Clay, William Salman, 
John Goldyng, William atte Merssh. Dated Totenham, Wednesday 
after the octaves of the Purification 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 5 October, 

Oct. 8. Robert Bronston of Osprenge to Robert Hughefeld. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 40<s., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Oct. IL James Coene to Reynold de Neuport. Recognisance for 8L payable 
Westminster, by instalments ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Oct. 12. Richard Stacy and Walter his brother to William de Mulsho dean 

Westminster, of the king's free chapel of St. Martin le Grand London. Joint and 
several recognisance for 88Z., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Oct. 14. Nicholas Clerc of Bishops Lavyngton co. Wiltes to John Ruycote 

Westminster, of Oxfordshire. Recognisance for 300^., to be levied etc. in 
Oxfordshire. 

Oct. 16. Thomas Fitly ng to Robert de Marny knight. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 16/., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Charter of John de Gurneye of Somersete knight, giving with 
warranty to Master Richard de la Barre, Master Richard Chaundos, 
Adam Esegar and Baldwin de Whiteneye clerks, their heirs or 
assigns, the manors of Inglescombe, Odwode and Knolle co. Somerset 
and Mammehede co. Devon, all lands, rents and services in Hereford, 
Tatynton and Weston co. Hereford, and all other lands, rents and 
services in that county ; and appointing John de la Broke and 
Nicholas de Eye his attorneys to deliver seisin of the premises. 
Witnesses : John de Burleye, John de Eylesford knights, John Gour, 
Richard de la Nasshe, Roger Partrich. Dated Hereford, Thursday 
after St. Edward King and Confessor 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 October. 

Oct. 20. Thomas Westeton of Petresfeld and John Carpenter of Petresfeld 

Westminster, to Arnald de Pynkeny, clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 
100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the county of Suthampton. 

Writing of Alice who was wife of John de Ultyng, being a quitclaim 
to Thomas de Maundeville knight, Elizabeth his wife, Thomas their 
son and Thomas de Benyngton, and to the heirs of the said Thomas de 
Maundeville the father, of the lands, rents and services called the 
Holehalle lying in the towns of Fairestede, Notle, Terlyng, Wytham 
and Falkburne. Dated Westminster, 20 October 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 October. 

Writing of Thomas de Fauconberg, son and heir of Walter de 
Fauconberg sometime lord of Skelton in Clyveland, being a quitclaim 



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with warranty to Sir Robert de Alta Rypa and Sir Thomas Soincr 
chaphxhis, during tlie hfe of Dame Isabel de Fauconberg, of the manors 
of Rise and Wythernwyk in Holdornesse with the advowson of the 
church and chantry of Rise and all manner of reversions as they fall 
in, which the said Robert and Thomas had for her life of the gift and 
feoffment of the said Isabel. AVitnesses : Thomas de Thwcng parson 
of Lytlium, Sir Tliomas de Sutton, Sir William de Sancto Quintino 
knights, Roger de Fulthoi'p, John de MaUeby, Robert de Wythernwyk, 
Robert Lorymer. Dated Skelton in Clyveland, Tuesday after the 
Nativity of the Virgin 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acloiowledgment, 25 October. 

Membrane Idd. 

^Vriting of Thomas Fauconberg, son and heir of Sir Walter de 
Fauconberg sometime lord of Skelton in Clyveland, giving to Dame 
Isabel de Fauconberg, her heirs and assigns, Robert son of Juliana 
his ncif of Hornscbek dwelliug in Skaresburg with his goods and 
chattels wherever found and all that goes with him, granting and 
confirming to her for life with warranty her estate in the manors of 
Ryse in Holdernesse, Wythornwyk and Estbrun with the advowson 
of the church and chantry of Ryse, and in the third part of the manors 
of Skelton and Mersk in Clyveland which she holds in dower by 
assignment made in chancery and by livery of the escheator, with 
release of all actions and plaints against her by reason of waste or 
trespass in the said manors which she holds or had in wardship by 
reason of the nonage of the said Thomas. Witnesses : Sir John 
Bigott, Sir William de Sancto Quintino knights, Roger de Fulthorp, 
John de Malteby, William de Lackenby. Dated Skelton, Friday 
after the Nativity of the Virgin 1366. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 October. 

Oct. 24. John de Moubray of Axiholme to brother William de Monkelane 

Westminster, of the order of St. Augustine, Nicholas de Neuton clerk, Thomas de 
Walmesford clerk and Stephen atte Rothe clerk executors of 
Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford and Essex. Recognisance for 
800Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Lincolnshire. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by the said William de Monkelane 
and Stephen. 

Indenture made between Sir John de Moubray lord of Axiholme 
of the one part and brother William de Monkelane of the order of 
St. Austyn, Nicholas de Neuton clerk, Thomas de Walmesford clerk 
and Stephen atte Rothe clerk executors of Humphrey de Bohun 
earl of Hereford and Essex of the other part, being a defeasance of 
the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Lawrence Hauberk, 
John Tours and William de Bourgh or one of them pay to the said 
executors in the church of St. Paul London 100/. at Easter next, 
lOOZ. at Michaelmas following, 50 marks at Easter following, 50 marks 
at Michaelmas following and so for two more years 100 marks a 
year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions until 400L be 
fully paid. Dated London, 26 October 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acluiowledgment by the said brother William 
and Nicholas, 27 October. 



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Writing of Margaret daughter and heir of John Pykard of York 
merchant, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de Ingelby 
knight and Katherine his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said 
Thomas, of a messuage and appurtenances by Dyvelynstanes in 
Northstrete York which her said father had of the gift and feoffment 
of John Sleght parson of Laisyngby. Dated London, Saturday after 
the Translation of St. Thomas 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 October. 

Oct. 26. Robert de Woubourn to John de Repynghale. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 40L, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Oxfordshire. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

Oct. 28. Thomas de Garwynton of Kent to John Beverlee. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Oct. 28. John de Grymesby to Richard de Ravenser clerk and William 

Westminster. Hauley the younger. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. 
in Lincolnshire. 

Oct. 29. John abbot of Whallay, for himself and the convent, to David de 

Westminster. Wollore clerk and Thomas de Neuby clerk. Recognisance for 40L, 
to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in Lancashire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said David. 

Oct. 3L William de Skipwyth knight, Roger de Fulthorp, William de 

Westminster. Haulay the younger and William de Nessefeld to Richard Fraunceys, 

John Ussher, Peter de Stodeye and Richard Parys. Recognisance 

for 350 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. of their lajids 

and chattels in Lincolnshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Richard Fraunceys 
and John Ussher. 

Oct. 31. John de Stokwyth of Scardeburgh to Thomas de Heslarton of 

Westminster. Louthorp and John de Sutton. Recognisance for 1001., to be 
levied etc. in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas before 
John de Botheby a clerk of chancery by virtue of the king''s writ of dedimus 
potestatem which is on the files for the ^2nd year. 

Nov. 3. Hugh le Yonge clerk, David de Hanemere and Edmund de 

Westminster. Burghton to John de Chichestre citizen of London. Recognisance 
for 40L, to be levied etc. in Salop. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 4. Henry le Walssh of Aghton to Thomas de Thelwall clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 2 marks, to be levied etc. in Lancashire, 
Cancelled on payment. 



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Oct. 8. Walter de Salic of Hoitou to John de Brampton clerk. Uecog- 

Wostminster. nisaucc for G marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 9d. 

Writing of Walter, son and heir of Walter de Chesthunte knight 
{militis), being a quitclaim with warranty to Richard Wj^deville, his heirs 
and assigns, of the third part of the manors of Stokebruer and Ald- 
ryngton co. Norhampton with the advowsons of Stokebruer and 
Aldryngton, and of a yearly rent of 10/. issuing from the third 
part aforesaid. W^itnesses : Nicholas Grene, Nicholas Thenford, 
Nicholas Cogenho, John Olneye, John Caruail. Dated Grafton by 
Yerdele Cobyoun co. Norhampton, Thursday after St. Simon and 
St. Jude 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 October. 

Memorandum of a mainprise made in the chancery at Westminster 
on Saturday 14 May 36 Edward III by Godfrey Folejaumbe knight 
of Derbyshire, Simon Simeon of Lincohashire, Thomas de Stathum 
and Haukin de Tildesle of Lancashire, for the good behaviour of 
William son of Robert de Radeclif of Lancashire, arrested and 
detained in the Tower of London for certain misprisions, trespasses 
and commotions against the king and people laid against him, that 
he will by himself, his friends or any of his kindred or affinity cause 
or procure no hurt or grievance openly or secretly to any of the 
people, nor any commotion or excess whereby the peace might be 
broken or the people put in fear, and in case he shall offend against 
the form of this mainprise, to have his body upon reasonable 
warning ^before the king or the justices at his command to stand to 
right touching the things laid against him ; and for greater security 
the said William bound himself to the king in 500Z., to be levied to the 
king's use of his lands and chattels in England by process of the 
king's court if he should contravene the form of that mainprise, by 
reason whereof he was set free from prison. And after, on finding 
by a record of Godfrey Folejaumbe and his fellows justices of oyer 
and terminer in Lancashire, the tenor whereof the king caused to come 
into chancery, that the said William was before them indicted and 
convicted of divers trespasses, the king by divers writs commanded 
every of the said mainpernors to have his body before the king in 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas in the 40th year of his reign to answer 
concerning the 500Z. aforesaid ; at which day the said mainpernors 
came before the king in chancery with his body there to deliver it, 
and thereupon came in chancery John sou of John de Radclif, John 
le Botiller of Merton, William de Mondeslegh and Robert de Blakbourne 
and mainperned under a pain of 500L for the said William to have 
his body in chancery from day to day to answer to the king, and 
further to do and receive what the court should determine in the 
premises ; therefore the said Godfrey, Simon, Thomas and Haukin 
are discharged of their mainprise. Afterwards on 30 October following 
the said William appeared before the council, and because the council 
would take fuller information touching the business, a day was given 
him in the quinzaine of Easter following to do and receive what should 
then be determined ; a id hereupon John de Radclif of Chaderton, 
Robert de Radclif, Richard de Herwelam and Roger de Medocroft of 



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Lancashire mainperned, taking upon them to have his body before 
the king and council at Westminster on the day named to do and 
receive etc., wherefore the said John son of John de Radechf, 
John le Botiller, WilHam de Mondeslegh and Robert de Blakebourne 
are discharged of their mainprise. 

Oct. 20. To Alan de Buckeshull constable of the Tower of London or to 

Westminster, his lieutenant. Order to set free from the prison of the said Tower 

Thomas ' of the Bataille ' lately taken at the king's command and 

there imprisoned. By K. and C. 

To the said constable or his lieutenant. Order to keep in safe custody 
in the said prison until further order William Tauk, whom for 
particular causes the king has caused to be delivered by the council 
to the said constable. By K. and C. 

Writing of Simon son of Walter de Wodeham of Surrey, being a 
quitclaim w'lih. ^\•arranty to Nicholas de Lovayne knight and Margaret 
his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas, of the manors of 
Staunton St. John, Barton, Lageham and Muryden and all other 
lands in Oxfordshire and Surrey A\hich ^^■ere of Roger de Sancto 
Johanne of Lageham knight, and of Katherine who was wife of 
John de Sancto Johanne of Lageham knight father of the said Roger. 
Dated Lageham 5 November 40 Edward III. 

Meviorandum of acknowledgment, 8 November. 

Nov. 17. Aymer de Atheles knight to Henry del Strother. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 200 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Northumberland. 

Writing of Bartholomew Blaket, giving to John Curteys of 
Wymyngton and Albred^C his wife for their lives a yearly rent of 
10 marks to be taken at Michaelmas of all the lands of the said 
Bartholomew in Garston, Oxeye Walrond, Caysho and Abbots 
Langeleye co. Hertford, with power to distrain for arrears ; also 
granting to the said John and Albreda and to their executors that, 
if both die within eight years after the date of these presents, the 
executors of the longer liver shall have and take the same until the 
term of eight years be accomplished, with, like power to distrain. 
Dated London, Friday the feast of St. Edmund the King 
40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 November. 

Nov. 20. John Whitloc of Tytenangre to the prior and convent of St. 
Westminster. Bartholomew Smythefeld London. Recognisance for 146/. 65., to 
be levied, in defai^lt of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Hertfordshire. 

Membrane M. 

Writing of Robert de Wytherle master of the chapel of Corpus 
Christi by Candelwykstrete London, Walter de Multon and Richard 
de Sug\^'orth chaplains, granting to Simon son of Walter de Wodeham 
for his life a yearly rent of 5 marks to be taken at Easter and 



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18(30. Membrane Sd — cont. 

Michxaclm.as by even portions of a nianso call(>d tlio (Joldherborgh 
and all olluT their tcMionu'iits uj)on the ' Hay wharf ' in tlu; parish of 
Allhallows the Groat London, with power to distrain for arrears. 
Dated London, 4 November 40 Edward ITL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Robert de 
Wytherle, 8 November. 

Indenture made between Sir Nicholas de Lovaync knight of the 
first part, Simon son of Walter de Wodeham of the second part, and 
Robert de Wytherle master of the chapel of Corpus Christi by 
Candelw ikstrete London, Walter de Multon and Richard de Sugworth 
chaplains of the third part, whereby the said Simon covenants to sue 
at the cost of Sir Nicholas and his heirs, whensoever he shall by them 
or their counsel be warned, to recover all the lands which are or were 
of the heritage of Seint John of Lageham and are out of the possession 
of Sir Nicholas in whose hands soever they may be, not making a 
release or confirmation to any man of any parcel thereof without the 
assent of Sir Nicholas or his heirs, and so soon as he shall have 
recovered any parcel thereof, immediately to make a feoffment in 
fee simple with warranty thereof to Sir Nicholas, his heirs or other 
persons to be by them or their counsel nominated, and moreover to 
cause Sir Nicholas or his heirs to have true letters of some bishop, 
and notarial instruments witnessing that the said Simon's mother 
was a lawful daughter {fille midere) begotten between Thomas de 
Seint John and his wife ; and defeasance of a rent granted to the 
said Simon for life by the said master and chaplains [as above), in 
case he shall not sue as aforesaid upon reasonable warning, shall 
make release or confirmation of any parcel of the said heritage 
without the assent of Sir Nicholas, his heirs or their counsel, shall 
fail so to enfeoff Sir Nicholas, his heirs or others at their nomination 
or the nomination of their counsel of all lands by him recovered as 
aforesaid, or to cause them to have the said letters and instruments, 
whereby Sir Nicholas, Margaret his wife, his heirs or any of them 
shall by any suit lose any parcel of the said heritage of Seint John 
whereof they are then tenants. Dated Lageham, 6 November 
40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 8 November- 



Oct. 25. To the bailiffs of the town of Beverley. Order, under pain of for- 
Westminster. f eiture, to cause proclamation to be made that the vintners and taverners 
of the said town shall, under pain of forfeiture thereof, sell their wines 
in gross and at retail for moderate and not for excessive gain, having 
regard to the price of wines sold in the neighbouring ports, namely the 
gallon of wine for the price at which it is sold in the town of Kyngeston 
upon Hull or at most one halfpenny more, so chastising those found 
at fault in this behalf after the proclamation that the king may not 
need to inflict upon them a more grievous punishment ; as the king 
is informed that the said vintners and taverners, seeking an excessive 
gain, are publicly selling the gallon of wine for \2d., although sold at 
Kyngeston upon Hull six leagues distant at not more than M., in 
contempt of the king and contrary to the ordinance. By C. 

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Writing of Thomas de Aldoun knight of Kent, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Do vy citizen and mercer of London, his heirs and 
assigns, of the manors of Dytton, Siffleton and Brampton in the said 
county with their appurtenances as in houses, buildings, lands, woods, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, hays, hedges, ditches, mills, 
waters, fishponds, dovecots, wards, marriages, homages, reliefs, 
heriots, escheats, suits of court, rents and services of free men and 
neifs, and all other rights, liberties, advantages and lordships, all 
which the said John now has to farm by indenture made between the 
said Thomas and the said John and Robert de Corby deceased. 
Witnesses : William Essex, Thomas Mounteneye, John de Birlyngham, 
Walter Blankeneye, Edmund Brundissh, William Boyville clerk. 
Dated Westchepe ward London, Thursday before St. Lucy 
39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 November this year. 

Nov. 19. Bartholomew Blaket to John Curtays. Recognisance for 100 marks, 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Hertfordshire. 



Nov. 6. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 23. 

Westminster. 



To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order and request to grant to 
Walter son of Walter Whithors* clerk such yearly pension as shall 
befit the giver and bind the receiver to him, making him letters 
patent thereupon under seal, and writing again by the bearer what 
he will do at this request ; as by reason of his new creation the arch- 
bishop is bound in such pension to one of the king's clerks at the 
king's nomination until provision be made him of a benefice by the 
archbishop, and the king has nominated the said Walter whose 
advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [27184.] 

Gilbert de Stanford knight and Thomas Belhous of Alvethele to 
Helmyngus Leget. Recognisance for 80Z., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in Essex. 

Membrane Id. 

Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns 
of the said Robert, of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms and 
services in Wy, Bocton Alulphi and Godmersham which aforetime were 
of Stephen de Etyngbroke or of John de Etyngbroke. Dated London, 
10 November 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November. 

Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and 
assigns of the said Robert, of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms 
and services in Wy, Godmersham, Thremworthe and Grundale which 
were of Thomas Daldoun father of the said Thomas, and in all those 
now or ever heretofore held in dower of his heritage by Maud who 
was wife of the said Thomas the father in the said towns, in Bocton 
Alulphi, Ditton, Cranebroke and elsewhere in Kent. Dated London, 
10 November 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November. 

* In the warrant Watekyn son of Walter Wliythors. 



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Writing of Sir Thomas Daldoun, reciting a gift by him formerly 
made to Robert de Boleknappe and Amy his wife and to the heirs 
and assigns of the said Robert of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms 
and services in Wy, Godmersham, Thremworth and Grundale which 
were of Sir Thomas Daldoun his father, and all which Maud who was 
wife of Tliomas the fatlier then or formerly held in dower of the 
heritage of Thomas the son in the said towns, in Ditton, Cranebroke 
and elsewhere in Kent, with a condition that if Sir Thomas the son 
should not pay to the said Robert and Amy 40Z. at Michaelmas last 
in the cliurch of Wy (which sum Sir Thomas received of the said 
Robert one whole year before), or should without the assent of the 
said Robert make any lease or demise of land or rent, the said Robert 
and Amy and the heirs and assigns of the said Robert should have 
an estate for ever of the premises, otherwise their estate should cease 
and the said Thomas might again enter the same ; that after seisin 
delivered to the said Robert and Amy, the said Thomas by their 
sufferance took all profits of the premises until Michaelmas last, 
without that that the said Robert and Amy had any profit ; that 
neither Sir Thomas nor any on his belialf on Michaelmas day nor 
after paid nor offered the said sum nor any penny thereof to the 
said Robert or Amy nor to any other in their name in the said church 
nor elsewhere ; that between the date of the said feoffment and 
Michaelmas Sir Thomas the son without the said Robert's assent made 
divers feoffments, leases and grants as well of his manor of Bocton 
as of other lands, whereby an estate for ever was vested in the said 
Robert and Amy as aforesaid ; that peaceably to affirm such their 
estate and to avoid debate Sir Thomas by his deed enrolled in 
chancery has made them a release with warranty of the premises, 
whereupon the said Robert has paid him other 40?., so on his part 
performing more than he was bound to do or than good faith, con- 
science and right would demand, and furthermore the said Robert 
has promised Sir Thomas that, if on All Saints day next he shall pay 
at the said church of Wy the 801. received as aforesaid, he the said 
Robert will enfeoff Sir Thomas of all the premises to him and his heirs, 
with condition that if Sir Thomas without his assent shall make a 
demise thereof, or of any parcel thereof, in fee or for a term of life 
or of years, it shall be lawful for the said Robert or his heirs again to 
enter and hold to them, their heirs or assigns, so much as shall so be 
demised ; and for that the houses upon the tenement called Aldoun 
are weak and ruinous and, it is thought, might fall down before the 
said feast, Sir Thomas the son covenants that the said Robert and 
Amy may take down all the said houses and carry them whither they 
will doing their pleasure therewith without being troubled at any 
time, that if he do not pay the said 801. or cause the same to be paid 
at the said feast, he nor his heirs shall never impeach the said Robert 
or Amy nor the heirs or assigns of the said Robert of the premises, 
nor claim another day of payment. Be it known that it is not the 
intent of Sir Thomas nor of the said Robert or Amy that Sir Thomas 
shall ever have aught of the lands, rents or services in Wy, Bocton 
Alulphi or Godmersham sometime of Stephen de Etyngbroke though 
the said sum be paid as aforesaid, so that they be for ever debarred 
therefrom, inasmuch as the said Robert has made full recompense 
for the same, and Sir Thomas has by two writings made full release 
thereof to the said Robert and Amy, the heirs and assigns of the 
said Robert. Dated London, 11 November 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November. 



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Dec. L Thomas Devenissh, Michael Skillyng and WilUam de Hoghton to 

Westminster. Master Hugh Pelegrini treasurer of tlie church of Lychfeld and to 

Reymund Pelegrini clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 101. 

payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Reymund. 

Writing of John Dymmok knight, son of Sir John Dymmok knight 
lord of Skrevelby, being a quitclaim to Baldwin de Freville knight, 
his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Middelton. Dated Westminster, 
Thursday after St. Andrew 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Dec. 3. Robert Neel of Kent to Thomas Neylond parson of Merstham 

Westminster, co. Surrey. Recognisance for 500Z., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Dec. 3. Thomas Nejdond parson of Merstham co. Surrey to Robert Neel 

Westminster, of Kent. Recognisance for 500L, to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

Dec. 5. John de Burgh crssh knight to Ralph de Restwold. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 500 marks payable by instalmejits ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Me 31 BRA NE 6d. 

Indenture made between the prior and convent of Dunstaple 
lords of the town of Dunstaple of the one part and John Averey, 
Thomas Nicolas, John de Pegelton, Richard Albon, John de 
Wappenham, William Wilshamstede, John Iremongere, Henry Nicolas, 
John Barbour, John Fisshere ' cornmongere,' William Rammeseye, 
William Neal, John Hent, William Catour, Thomas de Lynleye, William 
Hobbes, Simon Gilmyn, Hugh le Ferour, John Knyght and John 
Wliitawere burgesses and all the commonalty of the said town of the 
other part, reciting that lately debate arose between the said prior 
and convent and the said burgesses and commonalty touching a claim 
made by the burgesses and commonalty to divers customs, liberties 
and usages, whereupon the prior made complaint and suit to the king's 
council by petition touching wrongs and grievances committed 
against himself and his church, that at length by order of the council 
the parties appeared before the council at Westminster and submitted 
themselves to the judgment and order of the council, that after 
hearing the plaint and the grievances of the prior with the answers and 
claims of the burgesses and commonalty, and after due deliberation, 
a decree and order was by the council made, which plaint and 
grievances, answers, claims and order are contained in the following 
articles : 

1. The prior of Dunstaple says that whereas the prior is lord 
of the said town, and has there view of frankpledge once a year 
on the feast of St. Barnabas, and amends of the assize of bread 
and ale, the burgesses claim to assess the assize of ale once at the 
next court of the prior held after Michaelmas for the whole year 
to come, which seems unreasonable for that the price of malt 
often varies during the year, and the said assize ought to vary 
and be assessed accordingly. To this the burgesses answer that 
every year at the said view of frankpledge are chosen eight ale 
wardens {conservatores cervisie) in lieu of ale tasters, who shall 



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swear tliat to the best of tlieir power the assize of ale shall be kept 
during tliat year aecordiiig to the ])riee of malt and the custom 
of the town, and the said \\ardens will come when need be of their 
free will to the prior's court, for they are not bound to make 
suit there, and the assize will be varied by them and the prior's 
steward. The council, after hearing reasons on either side, 
ordered and decreed that the prior's ministers make inquisition 
every quinzaine by the burgesses or others in court concerning 
the price of malt and of corn, and that the assize be published 
according to the sale thereof, which assize the said wardens 
shall upon their oath cause to be kept, and offenders shall be 
punished at the next view of frankpledge and affeered by their 
peers according to the amount of the fault, saving their coun- 
tenance, and that for every fault. 

2. The prior says that whereas the dozeners ought to present 
defaults of brewers whenever they occur throughout the year, 
they will not so do, nor suffer any to be amerced for every fault 
according to the amount of the fault, but claim that amercements 
for all trespasses be but M. as if for one trespass, when by the 
common law a man should be amerced for every fault according 
to the amount thereof. The bui'gesses answer that they never 
used to present all defaults one by one throughout the year, nor 
is it commonly done elsewhere, especially as the view of frank- 
pledge is held but once a year and there are there so many 
brewers, men and women, namely a hundred and more, but only to 
present that they have been common brewers since the last view 
of frankpledge and have broken the assize, and this by the ale 
wardens only, and thence arises but one amercement ; as to which 
amercement they say that Richard predecessor of the prior and 
the convent of Dunstaple by fine levied in the king's court and 
by their A^riting granted to the commons of the said town that 
they should not be amerced in the prior's court but at 4c/., and 
by virtue thereof they have been used to be there amerced at 
4fi. and no more, producing one part of the fine and the said 
writing. Ordered, after viewing the fine and writing, whereby 
the said late prior and the convent gi'anted the burgesses that 
in all pleas and plaints save pleas of the crown which might be 
held in the prior's court between the prior and the burgesses 
and their heirs every of them should for 4(/. be quit of mercies 
wherein he should fall, that all articles of the view of frankpledge 
are pleas of the crown, and amercements thereof arising are not 
included in the grant but expressly excepted, wherefore the dozeners 
with the ale wardens shall at every view of frankpledge present 
all defaults of brewers as often as they brew, and every of them 
for every fault shall be amerced and affeered according to the 
amount thereof. 

3. The prior says that the burgesses claim that in that town 
ale tasters make no tasting or trial of ale. The burgesses answer 
that the ale wardens ought to taste the same whenever they 
please and whenever a complaint comes to their ears, causing ale 
to be sold according to the assize laid upon it. Ordered that the 
said wardens shall taste and try ale fi'om day to day when need 
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in fault shall be punished at the next view of frankpledge by 
presentment of them and of the dozeners according to the 
amount of the fault. 

4. The prior says that the burgesses claim that all defaults 
of butchers, fishmongers, cooks and sellers of other victuals 
be not accused nor punished but once a year though they trespass 
many times, meaning for all trespasses to pay but 4^. a year, 
which is a hurt and oppression of the people and contrary to the 
law of the land. The burgesses answer that the prior's view of 
frankpledge is held but once a year, that the prior has no privilege 
to punish such things but by virtue of his said view, and so they 
may not be oftener punished ; and as to the said M. as above was 
said. Ordered that every seller of victuals in every market of 
the said town or on another day when victuals shall be sold 
shall according to the statute be chastised by the prior, his 
steward or bailiffs, and if not punished for all such trespasses 
before the view of frankpledge the dozeners shall then present 
his defaults and how many they be, and he shall be amerced 
and affeered for every fault according to the amount thereof. 

5. The prior says that the burgesses claim that in the view of 
frankpledge the dozeners shall present no hue and cry, ' homsoken,' 
rescue and bloodshed, and suffer none such to be presented, but 
hinder the bailiffs and constable of the said town from attaching any 
who is at fault in the premises. The burgesses answer that the 
foundation of the town is upon the traffic which commonly takes 
place without the town for buying and selling of merchandise, 
and they may not purpose to arrest those making such affrays, 
but it was ever heretofore used that the prior should have his 
bailiffs to arrest such transgressors and present such defaults 
in his court, and if the bailiffs might not arrest them any burgess 
whatsoever found in the town would be aiding the said bailiffs 
at their order, but such things ought not to be presented by the 
dozeners. Ordered, in accordance with the usage alleged, that 
the prior's bailiffs, constables and ministers shall attach such 
affrays, and shall at the view of frankpledge present hue and 
cry, rescue, ' homsoken ' and bloodshed, and every offender 
shall be amerced for every fault and affeered according to the 
amount thereof, so that if owing to resistance the said ministers 
may not or dare not make such attachments, any burgess shall 
be aiding as aforesaid. 

6. The prior says that the burgesses claim that the dozeners 
nor any of them ought to be amerced in the prior's view of 
frankpledge for absence on the day thereof if he shall not be seen 
in the town after sunrise, and clamour that none be amerced 
and affeered at more than id. for any trespasses, though offending 
many times. The burgesses answer that so it was used hereto- 
fore, unless it might be proved that absence was by fraud or collu- 
sion ; and as to amercement, that when a man ought to be amerced 
twice, thrice or oftener, they willingly suffer amercement at 4d. 
for every such fault, and whereas by law there ought to be but 
one amercement only as in breach of the assize of ale and so 
forth, they were ever used after the fine and grant aforesaid to 
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that every headborough and liis dozcner bo boiind to come to the 
view of fi'aTik])ledge on tlie day tliereof, unless lie shall have leave 
of absence from the prior or his stewaid, and if he make default 
he shall be amerced and affeered according to the magnitude 
of his offence. 

7. The prior says that the commonalty of the town hinder 
the dozeners from presenting defaults of those dwelling within 
the precinct of the view of frankpledge who have leave of absence 
from their dozeners, or absent themselves in a matter of appearance 
{causa veniendi se absentant). The burgesses answer that this 
they have never claimed nor will claim. 
And in order that concord and enduring peace may be in time to 
come, it is by the council ordeied and decreed that a writing indented 
between the parties be made for a perpetual memorial concerning the 
form of submission and the above grievances, answers, claims and decree ; 
and as well the prior and convent, for them and their successors, 
as the said burgesses and commonalty for them, their heirs, assigns 
and successors, hereby will and agree that the order and decree afore- 
said shall be observed and kept, and that neither party may in 
time to come make any claim or demand contrary to the same ; 
and as to the custom contained in the seventh article, which they 
said they never claimed, the burgesses and commonalty grant that they, 
their heirs etc. will never claim the same in time to come. And 
because the seals of the said burgesses are to most men unknown 
and the commonalty of the said town has no seal, by judgment of the 
council with assent of the parties this indenture shall be recorded 
and enrolled in chancery, and shall have the force and effect of a 
record, and be held to be a record and final concord in the premises 
in time to come. Dated Westminster, 30 November 40 Edward III. 
Memorandum that on 4 December at Westminster the said prior, 
for himself and the convent and for their successors, and the men 
above named, for themselves and the commonalty of the town, their 
heirs and successors, submitted themselves to the order of the council, 
wherefore the council viewed the foregoing indenture, and ordered 
that all things therein contained be observed and kept, and that it 
be enrolled japon the rolls of chancery and held for a record for ever. 
Memoratidum that the tenor of this enrolment was exemplified by 
letters patent under the great seal, in the form of an inspeximus, 
tested at W^estminster, 10 December. 

Membrane 5d. 

Nov. 11. John Dovy citizen of London to Thomas de Aldoun knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Indenture of agreement between Sir Thomas de Aldoun knight of 
Kent and John Dovy citizen of London, covenanting that the said 
John, his heirs and assigns, shall from the date of these presents 
until Michaelmas next and thenceforth for ten years peaceably hold 
the manors of Ditton, Siffleton and Brampton co. Kent whereof Sir 
Thomas has enfeoffed him, and has made him a release which is enrolled 
in chancery, rendering 80 marks a year at Michaelmas and Easter 
by even portions, the first term of payment being Michaelmas next, 
power being reserved to Sir Thomas to distrain for arrears ; that 

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Sir Thomas or his heirs shall pay the said John, his executors or assigns, 
28SI. 14s. at Midsummer next and Christmas folloAving by even 
portions, which sum he owes of clear debt ; for defeasance of the 
foregoing recognisance, upon condition that if the said John sliall 
peaceably hold the said manors without molestation during the term 
aforesaid, and if Sir Thomas or another in his name shall make^ the pay- 
ments aforesaid in the church of St. Paul London, the said John shall 
within a month after the said term enfeoff Sir Thomas or his heirs of the 
same manors, saving always that if the said John, his heirs or assigns, 
be put out of the said manors or any part thereof, molested or 
challenged by Sir Thomas or his heirs or by any other within the said 
term, or if the said payment be not made in part or in whole, the 
said recognisance shall be void, and the said John and his heirs shall 
be discharged of every rent reserved or other farm, charge or condition 
whatsoever. Dated London, 12 November 40 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 November. 

Writing of John Beket, brother and heir of Thomas Beket, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John de la Lee knight and Joan his wife, 
the heirs and assigns of the said John de la Lee, of the manor of 
Hertesho co. Essex with the advowson of Farnham ' in the Grene ' 
which were of the said Thomas. Witnesses : Sir Richard de 
Ravenser, Sir Richard de Chestrefeld, Sir Walter de Aldebury clerks, 
John Bataille, Thomas Frere, William Rokesburgh. Dated London, 
the morrow of St. Martin 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 November. 

Nov. 17. Thomas son of Walter de Faucomberge to the king. Recognisance 
Woodstock, for 6,000Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Yorkshire. 

The king is assured that the foregoing recognisance was made upon 
condition that the said Thomas should enfeoff certain particular persons 
of all lands which he holds in fee and heritage, so that they might again 
enfeoff the said Thomas and Constance his wife under a particular 
form ; and because the said Constance after in November 42 Edward III, 
appearing in person in chancery, acknowledged that the condition was 
fulfilled, the king ordered the chancellor that this recognisance should be 
cancelled, wherefore it is cancelled. 

Writing of John Foliot parson of Slyndefold, being a bond to Sir 
Stephen Coughtele vicar of Horsham in a yearly pension of 50 marks 
payable in the church of St. Paul London, one moiety at the feast of 
St. John Baptist next the other at the Purification following, and 
so from year to year and from term to term during the said Stephen's 
life. Dated Londpn, the morrow of St. Lucy 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of ackno"wledgment in the chancery at Lamhithe, 

14 December. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing bond, upon condition 
that John Foliot parson of Slyndefold pay to Sir Stephen Coughtele 
vicar of Horsham 12^ marks at every of the terms therein named. 
Dated London, 15 December 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties at Lamhithe, 

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Writing of John Chaworth of Med burn parson of Cosyngton co. 
Lcycester, being a bond to Jolni atte Ram, Roger Porter ' cliaundelere ' 
and John Abbot tailor eitizens of London in 33/. jiayable at Easter 
next in the church of St. Bride Fletestrete in the suburb of London. 
Dated London, 14 December 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Lamhithe, 16 December. 

Membrane 4d. 

Charter of Thomas de Faucombergh of Skelton, giving with warranty 
to Michael de Ravendale clerk, John de Hatfeld, William de Nessefeld 
and Hugli de Westwyk clerk, their heirs and assigns, his castle and 
manors of Skelton, Mersk and Brantyngham, the bailiwick of the 
wapentake of Langbergh, and all other his lands, rents and services, 
neifs and all that goes A\ith tliem in Yorkshire which descended to 
him by inheritance after the death of Walter de Faucombergh his 
father. Dated London, Tuesday after St. Andrew 40 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas de Faucombergh of Skelton, being a letter of 
attorney to John Capon to deliver to Michael de Ravendale clerk, 
John de Hatfeld, William de Nessefeld and Hugh de Westwyk clerk, 
their heirs and assigns, seisin of the castle and manors of Skelton, 
Mersk and Brantyngham, the bailiwick of the wapentake of Langberg, 
and all other lands etc. in Yorkshire which descended to the said 
Thomas after the death of Walter Faucomberg his father. Dated 
{as the last). 

W^riting of Thomas de Faucomberg of Skelton, giving to Michael 
de Ravendale clerk, John de Hatfeld, Hugh de Westwyk clerk and 
Alexander de Whiteby a yearly rent of 500/. issuing from all his lands 
in Yorkshire, a yearly rent of 20